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What cost pervasive networking?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:13:00 -0500

Comparing prices of HART, WirelessHART and fieldbus can lead to surprising results



The continuing lack of understanding of Level 0,1 device security and safety

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:01:00 -0500

Separating ICS cyber security safety risk from cyber security economic risk has to be done at Level 0,1. This gives management the ability to make better business decisions. Additionally, the latest safety standards requiring ICS cyber security risk assessments, yet there are no explicit Level 0,1 considerations in the standards. Cyber security of Level 0,1 devices requires much more attention - and soon.




What industrial and social networks have in common

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:10:00 -0500

Whatever your source of information, you are more or less subject to interference in the feed



Training alternatives: Online university-based education in instrumentation & control

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:18:00 -0500

The case for online university-based education in instrumentation and control.



Vortex flowmeter calibration and rangeability

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:57:00 -0500

How can we determine the best size to balance accuracy against pressure drop?



The art of flowmeter selection

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:45:00 -0500

Here's what's good, what's bad, and what's ugly about the most common technologies.



Can the IoT eliminate human error?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:22:00 -0500

Human error is the primary reason behind data and security breaches.



AspenTech to help manage Mediterranean refinery

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:15:00 -0500

The Italy-based Saras S.p.A. will deploy Aspen Mtell software to drive reliability in capital and asset operations



ABB, TaKaDu to boost water management in Vietnam

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:05:00 -0500

The two companies will jointly provide a water management solution to boost efficiency and reduce leakage in Ho Chi Minh City.



ISA schedules eight symposia in 2018

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:51:00 -0500

International Society of Automation (ISA) to hold full slate of specialized events in coming year



IIoT data is useless, but the insights are priceless

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:42:00 -0500

Data, by itself, has little value.



OI package empowers operations

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:56:00 -0500

Easy configuration promotes better decisions under changing conditions.



Texas A&M Instrumentation & Automation Symposium speech and presentation now available – the need to understand ICS cyber security

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:02:00 -0500

There continues to be significant misinformation about control system cyber security and critical infrastructure protection. Consequently, I am making my Texas A&M speech and presentation available here. I hope this opens some eyes.




Allied Moulded HMI cover kits

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:50:57 -0500

The kits are designed to provide protection for instruments or electronics requiring routine attention or detail



Control's 10 most-read articles of January 2018

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:43:00 -0500

Schneider Electric confirms first unguarded SIS cyber attack; Filtering a noisy signal; ABB shifts EPC business model



Top 10 IIoT asset-maintenance trends

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:55:00 -0500

Some are holding back on major investments until there is clarity in the market.



Observations from Mocana Webinar – some very surprising survey results

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:14:00 -0500

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, I participated with Mocana on a webinar on the Hatman malware (Trisis – Triconex safety system) attack. The survey question responses from the webinar are the first time I have seen such a lack of confidence in firewalls and network filtering as well as such an acknowledgement that the ICS endpoint devices need to be secured.




Keynote to Texas A&M Instrumentation & Automation Symposium and industry response

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:58:00 -0500

January 25th, I gave the keynote to the Texas A&M Instrumentation & Automation Symposium. The attendees were primarily end-users, vendors, and consultant control and safety engineers from the chemical and energy industries. The lack of cyber security and authentication in Level 0,1 devices was new to almost all of the participants.




Webinar on Defending Against Cyber Attacks on Industrial Control and Safety Systems

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:42:00 -0500

Wednesday, January 31st from 11:00am - 11:45am Pacific, I will participating with Mocana on a webinar on the Hatman malware (Trisis) attack. Register for the webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9609/mocana-corporation




Building success in a team

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:02:00 -0500

A positive culture with a little structure almost guarantees good results