HIMA talks SIS Cyber

HIMA, the largest independent safety instrumented system manufacturer, today released this press release: (Houston, TX, January 11, 2018) In late 2017 the ICS cybersecurity specialist Dragos announced that a safety controller (SIS) of a HIMA competitor in a process facility … Continued

December 2017 INSIDER discusses cyber-badness

The December 2017 INSIDER has been released. The cover story, “Extreme Badness from Malware and Design Flaws Impact Industry” discusses the two cyber issues impacting the ICS community that surfaced in late December: the Triton Exploit and Spectre and Meltdown. … Continued

Schneider Releases Triconex Malware Advisory

From the Schneider Electric announcement: Malware Discovered Affecting Triconex Safety Controllers V1.1 December 14, 2017 Overview ____________________________________________________________________________ Schneider Electric is aware of a directed incident affecting a single customer’s Triconex Tricon safety shutdown system. ____________________________________________________________________________ We are working closely with … Continued

Emerson Acquires New Temperature Company

No, not Emerson Automation Solutions, it’s Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions. It is automation, just not process. This is an example of the pervasiveness of automation, and how the Industrial Internet of Things can be applied to supply chain management, including … Continued

Major Cyber Attack on SIS Systems–and we told you so!

The late Bob Adamski didn’t live to see his prediction from the early 2000s come true, but it has. Here are some of the reports: From FireEye, on 12/14/17: Attackers Deploy New ICS Attack Framework “TRITON” and Cause Operational Disruption to Critical … Continued

Multi-Phase Flow Measurement: Considering All the Options to Meet All the Requirements

Some flow measurement applications just stick in your craw and may even keep you up at night. Losing sleep may be an exaggeration, but some applications are ‘tough’. The problem is that these applications usually involve the simultaneous solution of … Continued

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