Coincidence? You decide! #cyber #pauto

Joe Weiss has posted over on his blog (https://www.controlglobal.com/blogs/unfettered/fertility-clinic-liquid-nitrogen-incidents-could-they-have-been-hacks/) some interesting questions about the failure of temperature controls on fertilized ovum storage at two widely separated (Cleveland and San Francisco) facilities at the same time on the same day. I … Continued

The INSIDER is out! The February issue has stories…

Walt Boyes’ analysis of the ARC Orlando Forum 2018 Videos and commentary from the ARC Press Conference including: –Stratus Technologies –Siemens –Emerson –Honeywell –L&T Technologies –Schneider Electric –OPC and Fieldcomms –Microsoft –Inductive Automation –more Joy Ward on the Human Face … Continued

OPTO22 Introduces Edge Programmable Controller

Press Release from OPTO 22. Although they announced the product yesterday, the release was embargoed until today. Go figure. Opto 22 announces world’s first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller: groov EPIC Completely new system brings the future of automation to the … Continued

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

Read the January 2018 INSIDER for free!

Because of the very high interest in the cover feature, “The Future of Automation in the Age of the Internet of Things” we have decided to make the January issue open sooner than we would normally. So, effective immediately, you … 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

India’s Expanding Economy and Emerging Growth Opportunities

India’s expanding economy and emerging growth opportunities By Rajabahadur V. Arcot, Independent Industry Analyst / columnist and Automation Consultant with extensive experience in writing industry and technology trend articles, market research reports, case studies, white papers, and automation & manufacturing … 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

A Little Off-Topic: Peter S. Beagle Named SFWA Grand Master

Peter S. Beagle Named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master I don’t always write about automation, technology, and manufacturing. I write and edit science fiction, fantasy and alternate history as well. This brings me into contact with a variety of well-known … Continued

Consolidating Distribution

The Ongoing Consolidation Trend in Distribution E+H Appoints TriNova in Upstate New York and New England When your editor first began working as a sales engineer in the automation industry, distribution in North America was defined by the Dodge marketing … Continued

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