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ABB Expands System 800xA DCS Capabilities

The sixth generation of ABB’s flagship distributed control system enhances security, and supports upgrades on older platforms like Windows XP.
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Siemens and McAfee Extend Security Partnership
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Siemens and McAfee Extend Security Partnership

McAfee products ranging from a next generation firewall to global threat intelligence will be incorporated into Siemens Industrial Security services offering.
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New Venture Capital Fund Targets Potential Disruptors
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New Venture Capital Fund Targets Potential Disruptors

Adding a new dimension to its investment strategy, Siemens launches a venture capital fund to invest in early stage technology start-ups.
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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework
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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework

Following President Obama’s executive order and presidential policy directive on cybersecurity in February 2013, NIST has formally announced the initial version of the Framework for Improving Critical
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Four IT Standards You Should Understand

Imagine a world without electrical standards, such as 110 V at 60 Hz, or 220 V at 50 Hz, or a world where every phone had a different type of connection and required a different type of switchboard.
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In Search of State-of-the-Art Networks

As industrial networks mature, plant managers are considering upgrades and improvements to support safety applications, improve efficiency and productivity, allow better access, and make facilities cybersecure.
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The Need for Gigabit Cybersecurity
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The Need for Gigabit Cybersecurity

Much of the discussion around gigabit network speeds has focused on high-speed motion control applications.
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Five Steps to Achieve Defense-in-Depth

Take these actions to establish and maintain industrial security capabilities.
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Five Steps to a Secure Network

Follow these practical steps to immediately make networks more secure.
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Cybersecurity Essential to Make Smart Field Smart

With the slew of cyber attacks that process industries have faced over the years, it’s time that companies stop devastating assumptions about why they don’t need to worry about cybersecurity.
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Siemens Attacks Industry Cyber Threat

The automation supplier says the time to develop a holistic approach to industrial cybersecurity was yesterday. They feel they’re well positioned to provide the expertise that manufacturers need.
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Corporate IT vs. Manufacturing IT
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Corporate IT vs. Manufacturing IT

It’s no secret that significant tension exists between corporate information technology (IT) departments and those who are charged with securing plant floor automation. The key to resolving this tension is for those responsible for manufacturing IT to realize that an "island" mentality no longer works.
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NERC-CIP Version 5 Refines, Expands

On April 13, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, CIP-002-5 through 011-5.
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Cybersecurity Weapons Protect Electricity's Perimeter

But industry experts debate the effectiveness of multiple versions of NERC-CIP standards, and argue that regulation compliance is hardly enough.
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Stuxnet Lives
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Stuxnet Lives

What many consider to be the cybersecurity wake-up call for industry, Stuxnet proves that it is more than a historical footnote as it infects a Russian nuclear plant. News of this incident highlights the inability of even the most isolated systems, such as the International Space Station, to stay free of malware.
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