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AM Part Verification ToolKit

Posted on April 21st, 2022

“So that’s right. And those constraints created the opportunity for additive. They’re now working out the process. And part of that process involves developing a new mode of certifying a component…. And if we can certify qualified parts to go inside of a nuclear reactor, I think that we can certify and qualify parts to […]

Securing 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

Posted on April 15th, 2022

In 2016 the USA approved the first 3D drug called Spritam (levetiracetam). It is the first 3D-printed drug to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now being used in pharmacies. 3D printing of this medication provides advantages over traditional tablet production; The tablet maintains rapid disintegration properties even at […]

Digital Dial Disaster: Cyber Induced Physical Failure

Posted on April 7th, 2022

Last week we discussed the increasing threat of ransomware in manufacturing environments.   Methods of using commercially available tools to gain Command & Control (C2) were discussed.  This week, we will continue the scenario – departing from the ransomware pertinent tasks of deleting credentials and encrypting data and instead discuss how persistence is gained for […]

Ransomware in Manufacturing

Posted on April 1st, 2022

Ransomware as a Service Today we are seeing an emergence of several different ransomwares as a service (RaaS) affecting industrial control systems, and specifically critical manufacturing. These RaaS ride the backs of other popular commercially available adversary products, such as Cobalt Strike, which provide difficult to detect persistence mechanisms (beacons) that give command and control […]

Continuous Cybersecurity Monitoring: Verification of AM Parts

Posted on March 24th, 2022

The growth of the Additive Manufacturing industry has yielded some exciting advancements in manufacturing. As AM is more widely adopted it is imperative that trust in AM parts is proven and retained. Having rigorous verification and validation processes in place will help ensure the quality of AM parts and maintain customer trust in AM technologies. […]

Additive Manufacturing – Medical Devices and Tools

Posted on March 18th, 2022

3D printed prosthetics have been popularized in the news for providing custom fit prosthetic limbs for veterans, children and others in need. These remarkable innovations have helped many people. Last year, non-profit LifeNabled provided 35 patients in Guatemala with custom prosthetic and orthotic devices. 3D printing enabled them to cut time and cost while providing […]