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McAfee products ranging from a next generation firewall to global threat intelligence will be incorporated into Siemens Industrial Security services offering.
On April 13, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposed Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, CIP-002-5 through 011-5.
New backup and disaster recovery services from Industrial Defender are enabled by the announced acquisition of Fandotech LLC. "Survive Services" safeguards uptime, reduces staffing burdens and fulfills compliance requirements.
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Summit Media Group’s newest event – developed for users of industrial automation technology – takes place May 22-23 in suburban Chicago and will include a first-of-its-kind panel discussion on Ethernet Network protocol options.
NEW! Starting in 2012, the AW staff will provide abstracts of white papers, technical research or surveys in the automation space.
Joel Langill, who may be better known as the SCADAhacker (scadahacker.com), is recognized throughout the manufacturing and processing industries for his work evaluating and securing industrial control systems.
Belden Inc. has acquired Byres Security Inc. today. Belden is one of several companies that has been filling out its portfolio by making smaller, strategic acquisitions.
The partnership is centered around development of secure microgrid energy management applications for the Department of Defense.
eBay's Topaz data center uses GE Quad PAC Redundancy Control Solution for mission critical uptime requirement, reduced power consumption. Infrastructure investment to avoid $2,000 per second impact for downtime.
Industrial safety and cyber security are moving closer together, as evidenced by two recent deals announced by exida, a safety certification and services firm.
Wireless Fidelity, or Wi-Fi, technology is proliferating in the factory, but it’s not the best answer for everything. Will Wi-Fi take over the industrial world?
Proliferating use of wireless technologies sets up conflicts between the federal CIP standards and FCC regulations, say the authors of a newly available White Paper. To mitigate wireless cyber security risks, they recommend a defense-in-depth approach.
If you’re in business, you have documents.
Texas Instruments, Ericsson and Cellnet are among 13 new companies joining the ranks of vendors promoting use of IP for “smart objects” networking.
It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. Do you know where your support manuals are?
The decades old science fiction vision of “smart things” is finally coming to fruition. Within the next few years, literally billions of Internet-enabled microprocessors will provide digital intelligence and connectivity for almost every commercial and industrial product and appliance, extending the Internet into most aspects of our lives.
The importance of improving cybersecurity for manufacturing and computer control systems only recently has been widely recognized and, as a result, has not been addressed by many chemical companies.
As industrial networks enable more applications to support Ethernet as an infrastructure, they become prone to greater security threats.
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