It seems that whenever IT meets real-time control systems, trouble usually erupts, but this article shows that while industrial cyber security is complex, there are ways to keep your plant assets protected.
This article addresses the compliance cost of NERC attack prevention standards in the electric power distribution industry and just how little work gets done in a typical plant when the network is down.
OPC not only provides a standardized mechanism for collection of real time process data, it also enables multi-vendor historical analysis solutions that help maximize return on process history investments.
Wireless technologies create security vulnerabilities that can threaten your manufacturing network, but a simple plan can protect the enterprise. Find out why security continues to be a top priority in the process industries.
SecureSystems Insider Contributor Dale Peterson disucusses current SCADA security deficiencies within the process control community and how we need to find compensating security controls until secure systems are available.
By using fieldbus, OPC links, secure data transmission systems, appropriate software and modern server technologies, you, too, can build your own server-based architecture. That is, if you are ready for it.
In his June editorial for CONTROL, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes believes we are picking unfairly on the security flaws of Microsoft, while ignoring the wider implications of the problem for process automation.
Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on the digital fieldbus network in this exclusive for DigitalField Insider.