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

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

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

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

Is Malware the Achilles Heel of the IIoT?

Is Malware the Achilles Heel of the IIoT? By Walt Boyes (Originally published in the December 2017 Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER) The big appeal of the Industrial Internet of Things is the potential vast increase of meaningful information … Continued

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

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

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