Though Honeywell Process Solutions is clearly proud of its ability to support control systems that have been in the field for 40 or more years, enough is enough. In many of these cases, the time to upgrade is now.
Painting a pretty harrowing picture of the cyber landscape that the world’s networks must contend with, Intel Security’s Raj Samani nonetheless insisted that it’s vital to business to stay on track with the Industrial Internet of Things.
With a two-week window, a system integrator implemented a distributed control system (DCS) upgrade and in the process hid many unnecessary alarms.
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Though industry was skeptical just a few short years ago, and many manufacturers are still, cloud computing is a key factor helping Honeywell and other automation suppliers address the growing level of challenge that comes with a quickening technology pace.
Over 3,800 vendors are at Messe Frankfurt this week, showcasing everything from packaging lines to process analytics. But the underlying theme is creating a sustainable future for the pharma, biotech, and chemical industries.
The company-- rooted in process control system configuration management-- is leveraging its unique ability to identify changes at the engineering core to thwart malicious industrial control system attacks.