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

Nobody Is Doing Anything About Cyber Security

At the INSIDER we’ve been saying this for years. The adoption of even basic cyber security actions in the industrial space is very low. Many companies believe that they are “pretty safe” because they are relatively obscure. But I recall … Continued

Dick Morley’s Obituary…from the pages of the INSIDER

My editorial this month in the Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER(TM) is an homage to my friend Dick Morley. Dick Morley loved his Harley. He rode until he was forced by ill health to give it up in his … Continued

Level Gauge Performance (Part 3 of 3)

To review — the performance of a level measurement system is quantified by means of its accuracy statements. The reader must understand not only which parameter is being described, but also the manner in which the statement is expressed. In … Continued

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