Bruce Billedeaux, Maverick Technologies
Real-world scenarios need to be taken into account when designing HMI. There should be no unnecessary functions that can potentially cause safety issues like they did for an airliner at Nashville International Airport in 2015.
When it comes to on industrial cyber security issues, a good backup is the best defense. This is especially true as companies are being targeted more and more by ransomware threats from hackers.
As data collection becomes a larger task, it may be time to see if you need an automation system that lasts longer and makes system integration easier.