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. The INSIDER has been discussing this for years, and your editor and Joe Weiss beat the drum for years at Control … [Read more...] about December 2017 INSIDER discusses cyber-badness
The staff of the INSIDER and Spitzer and Boyes LLC want to wish you all Happy Holidays, whichever tradition you follow. May your holidays be merry, and may your next year be better than this one. We hope your lives are filled with love and plenty, and your families be happy and secure. With All Our Best Wishes! … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
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 … [Read more...] about Schneider Releases Triconex Malware Advisory
Walt and Joy in Control- Part Two "Can We Escape Our Fate?"
Greg McMillan continues his interview with Walt Boyes and Joy Ward in the December issue of Control magazine. Here's the link to the article on the controlglobal.com website: What can be done to change our fate? Joy and I would love to hear your thoughts on what we had to say, both in the November issue and the December issue. Comment here, or send me your comments to … [Read more...] about Walt and Joy in Control- Part Two "Can We Escape Our Fate?"
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 preservation ing the cold chain. This is more important than it sounds. Here's a simple example. Years … [Read more...] about Emerson Acquires New Temperature Company