Security Redux on AutomationWorld.com

Sept. 3, 2010
Our security content focus for August leapt off the page from the print edition and landed nicely on AutomationWorld.com. 
Traffic for security related-content ranked high all month long, especially with our overview and analysis via the “Control Systems a New ‘Bulls-eye for Hackers” story.Listed below are more news items related to security in recent weeks. Links are from Around the Web and AutomationWorld.com. Good stuff!•  Stuxnet Could Hijack Power Plants, Refinerieshttp://bit.ly/aroundweb0816•  Control Systems a New “Bulls-eye” for Hackershttp://bit.ly/awnews_001•  Video: A Look at Safety and Security Breacheshttp://bit.ly/vid_security100729•  Grid is Vulnerable to Cyber Attackshttp://bit.ly/aroundweb_001Grant GerkeDigital Managing EditorTOP FIVE White Papers in 2010 on AutomationWorld.com:1.  Ten Steps to Lean Electrical Controls http://bit.ly/awwp_0012.  Improving Plant Production with Wireless Condition Monitoringhttp://bit.ly/awwp_0063.  System 800xA Architecturehttp://bit.ly/awwp_0034.  Collaborative Manufacturing Explained from MESAhttp://bit.ly/awwp_0045.  Reduce Your HMI/SCADA Systems Vulnerabilityhttp://bit.ly/awwp_005
Follow us on Twitter!www.twitter.com/automationworld www.twitter.com/garymintchell www.twitter.com/wesiversenwww.twitter.com/AutoGrantUPCOMING WEBCASTS:www.automationworld.com/webcastsFree Webcast: The Importance of Staying Connected in Machine Vision. On Thursday, Sept 23, a new Webcast on machine vision will instruct how networking and synchronization play an important role in machine-vision applications. Visit bit.ly/awcast_002Free Webcast: Creating Security Systems that Allow Data Access and ProtectionJoin us on Sept. 30, 2010 for an hour-long presentation on creating sound security systems. The presentation will help automation and networking/IT professionals understand the security strategies and tools that are necessary for the protection of their systems. Visit bit.ly/awcast_001Hot Topic! Podcast Bytes:Improving Control System Cyber SecurityTo improve industrial control system (ICS) cyber security, automation professionals must strive to work more closely with information technology (IT) departments, and they must recognize that cyber security is a safety and reliability issue. These are among key points made by ICS security expert Joe Weiss, managing partner at Applied Control Solutions, during this podcast interview with Automation World Managing Editor Wes Iversen, recorded on July 7, 2010. Visit bit.ly/awpod_001Podcast:Automation Minutes, View from NI Week 2010Gary Mintchell, Editor in Chief, wraps up NI Week down in Austin, Texas. The event, held in early August, saw the unveiling of LabView2010 and numerous other technology presentations. Visit bit.ly/awpod_002VIDEO:www.automationworld.com/videosMintchell Video Report: A Look at Safety and Security Breaches. In this video report, Gary Mintchell, Editor in Chief, takes a look at the environment of risky behaviors that can lead to safety and security breaches. Other topics include the BP oil-rig situation and the virus that targeted Siemens WinCC HMI/SCADA. Visit bit.ly/awvid_001BLOGS:www.automationworld.com/autogearAutomation Gear Blog: Stay on top of product trends by visiting the Automation Gear Blog. Find informative blog posts, such as an iPad App for Operators, Video With Your SCADA, Safety Level Package, Fingerprint Recognition Switch for Factories and Plants, and more. www.automationworld.com/rss.

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