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John Turner
Director of Technology for FA Consulting & Technology (FAC&T) and member of the MTConnect Institute.

Mr. Turner is the Director of Technology for FA Consulting & Technology (FAC&T) and member of the MTConnect Institute. Mr. Turner was one of the team members at the start of the development of MTConnect and has spent his entire career in the field of industrial automation, machine tools, and control technologies.   He spent over 30 years with GE and GE Fanuc Automation in a wide variety of management roles in sales, marketing, product development and operations.   While at GE Fanuc, Mr. Turner’s team developed and deployed the first commercially available MTConnect Agent/Adapter called mi-Link. Additionally, he was previously Vice President of Engineering and COO for CimWorks, a subsidiary of GE Fanuc Automation providing hardware and software solutions for the Statistical Process Control (SPC Quality) market. In 2009, Mr. Turner formed FAC&T where he applies his knowledge and expertise to advancing the state of manufacturing technology specializing in the area of shop floor productivity.

Mr. Turner is the Director of Technology for FA Consulting & Technology (FAC&T) and member of the MTConnect Institute. Mr. Turner was one of the team members at the start of the development of MTConnect and has spent his entire career in the field of industrial automation, machine tools, and control technologies.   He spent over 30 years with GE and GE Fanuc Automation in a wide variety of management roles in sales, marketing, product development and operations.   While at GE Fanuc, Mr. Turner’s team developed and deployed the first commercially available MTConnect Agent/Adapter called mi-Link. Additionally, he was previously Vice President of Engineering and COO for CimWorks, a subsidiary of GE Fanuc Automation providing hardware and software solutions for the Statistical Process Control (SPC Quality) market. In 2009, Mr. Turner formed FAC&T where he applies his knowledge and expertise to advancing the state of manufacturing technology specializing in the area of shop floor productivity.

Posts by John Turner
Technology
By John TurnerNov 16, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Communications, Network, and Database Security

Implementing a cybersecurity plan includes deploying specific security functions to provide communications, networking, and database security. Learn what key factors to consider, what new technologies are being overlooked, and more for your implementation.

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Technology
By John TurnerOct 03, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Network Resource Configuration Management

Configuration management in cybersecurity provides a uniform environment to deploy security updates, and a standardized platform to monitor network activity to identify potential security breaches. Learn what it is, how to use it, and what to watch for.

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Technology
By John TurnerSep 01, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Activity Logging, Auditing, and Traceability

Advanced cybersecurity plans should include functionality for logging every attempt to access the network or critical areas on the network to protect business assets or as required for legal or contractual requirements. Read on to learn what that involves.

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Technology
By John TurnerAug 08, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Identification and Authentication

The definition and management of the credentials used to access the resources within a company's network requires their own set of rules within an access control strategy. Here are some important security elements to consider with usernames and passwords.

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Technology
By John TurnerJun 17, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Electronic Media Protection

Any advanced cybersecurity plan should address electronic media in both the IT and the OT networks. Devices like CDs, flash drives, and more are problematic since each is an interface to your company’s network, introducing possible security threats.

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Technology
By John TurnerJun 03, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Access Control

Access control in an advanced cybersecurity plan go well beyond usernames and passwords. It means defining, implementing, and monitoring rules to control which persons and systems may access resources within your company’s network and computer systems.

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Technology
By John TurnerMay 06, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Interaction Mapping

To build or enhance your company's cybersecurity plan, one of the first steps to consider is mapping out all access points to your company’s systems and network, including the interaction points between various systems within and outside the network.

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Technology
By John TurnerMay 02, 2022

Building an Advanced Cybersecurity Plan: Engagement and Reinforcement

Cybersecurity protects your – and your clients' – assets. This series dives into how you can integrate a successful cybersecurity plan. From company culture to training and maintaining your personnel, creating a safe business environment starts here.

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Technology
By John TurnerMar 22, 2022

Time To Rethink Your Cybersecurity Plan?

Proactively addressing cybersecurity can turn a “necessary evil” into a competitive advantage. Implementing a solid cybersecurity plan can reassure existing customers that they have made the right choice in choosing your company as a supplier.

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Technology
By John TurnerJan 28, 2022

CMMC: What Is It and Why Should Every Manufacturing Company Be Paying Attention

CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. This is an initiative of the Department of Defense (DOD) to address cybersecurity concerns at non-governmental organizations participating in the DOD supply chain.

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