Open Group OPA Forum Launches First Business Guide

From a press release at #arcforum The Open Group Open Process Automation™ Forum Launches First Business Guide   Guide Aids Industrial Manufacturers to Transition to Standards-based, Open, Interoperable, and Secure Architecture for Industrial Control Systems   San Francisco, CA – … Continued

Bedrock Announces New Firmware Upgrade for Cyber Security

Press Release from #arcforum:   Bedrock® Cybershield 3.0 Delivers on the Promise of Open Secure Automation (OSA®) with a Suite of Cyber Defense Tools and Open SCADA Partners   San Jose, Calif. – February 12, 2018 – As part of … Continued

Extreme Badness from Malware and Design Flaws Impact Industry

First, there’s the Triton Exploit In 2004, Triconex safety expert Robert Adamski told me, “I’m going to share my nightmare with you.” He proceeded to talk about, not a safety issue, but a cyber security issue. He predicted that it … Continued

Emerson Acquires ProSys Inc.

Emerson Completes Acquisition of ProSys, Inc. Deal adds new software capabilities to improve plant performance and brings new technologies to Emerson’s Operational Certainty initiative Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced on the 17th of January that it has acquired ProSys Inc., a … 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

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

Rockwell’s PSUG-The Plant PAx Roadmap

My tweets from Monday afternoon’s roadmap session at PSUG: Mon, 13:07: Chris Dornan and Jason Wight provide the PlantPAx roadmap— #ROKPSUG Mon, 13:09: We are members of a secret society called the International Society of Automation #ROKPSUG (why is ISA … Continued

GE-Baker Hughes and Yokogawa-KBC are partners

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) and KBC a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841), announced a preferred partnership that will provide a combination of process simulation, asset performance management and operational software solutions to the oil … Continued

The INSIDER for August 2017 emailed yesterday!

I’ve been fighting off a flu bug, so it was a few days later than I wanted it to be…but it is out. I will be posting some articles from it throughout the month, but if you want to read … Continued

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