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on 'SCADA'

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  • Can we talk?

    How do you stay current with problems and threats in process automation if nobody will talk about their experiences and solutions? Editor in Chief Walt Boyes comments in this "special to the web" editorial.

    02/09/2005
  • Mesh networks on the factory floor

    Is mesh network technology gaining favor in real-world industrial applications or is the industry still holding back? Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt goes looking for evidence of its current state of deployment.

    01/26/2005
  • Plug in to standard solutions

    Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert notes that there is no single vendor or independent organization that promulgates Ethernet standards and that end users must modify commercial standards for their own use.

    01/23/2005
  • Deterministic networking on Ethernet

    Andreas Pfeiffer writes that if Ethernet has any hope of becoming an automation control standard, time-deterministic control must coexist within a single message format with non-real-time data.

    01/22/2005
  • Cyber vulnerabilities in control systems

    As steps are being taken to ensure the cybersecurity of control systems in the automation industries, securing and maintaining these systems will require employees to have more operations and IT experience.

    01/10/2005
  • Selecting an automation security consultant

    This "special to the web" article by Charles Landis notes that you may want to consider hiring an expert to design a process control security program that is in your best interest financially and operationally.

    01/10/2005
  • Intrusion detection and cybersecurity

    Presented here are the current intrusion detection and cybersecurity monitoring techniques used in enterprise networks that can provide early identification of attacks from the most common threat agents.

    01/10/2005
  • Securing manufacturing and control systems

    This ISA Technical Report provides recommendations and guidance for effectively using electronic security technology to protect manufacturing automation and control systems.

    01/10/2005
  • Unified architecture – The future of OPC

    With its eye on the future, the OPC Foundation has preserved all the work that has gone before and embarked on the creation of the Unified Architecture as a way of adjusting to the ever-changing Microsoft world.

    12/28/2004
  • Beaming it up to the enterprise

    Getting aggregated data from the plant up through the enterprise is the easy part, according to Editor in Chief Walt Boyes, but getting realtime data to the enterprise level is much harder than we'd like to admit.

    12/28/2004
  • OPC maximizes object-oriented systems

    Control devices for passing data from one OPC DA server to another have gotten smarter and have more to say, making it easier for vendors, OEMs, machine builders and end users to communicate with them.

    12/28/2004
  • Industrial strength security

    How secure are the industrial information systems that control the valves and sensors responsible for the safe operation of your plant? Find out why securing them should be on the top of your 2005 to-do list.

    12/22/2004
  • New security standards to strengthen SCADA

    The security of critical-infrastructure process control systems will be getting a boost from proposed standards for industrial controls, according to this article from Computerworld's Mark Willoughby.

    12/22/2004
  • A network security forecast for 2005

    The security marketplace will see big, new product trends hit their stride in 2005. Learn how you can secure your network from malicious intent.

    12/22/2004
  • HMI software takes on more responsibility

    HMI is not just an operator interface any more. In fact, these days OI is probably the least of its functions. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup of new HMI devices.

    12/15/2004
  • Are fieldbus wars heating up again?

    It seems the Fieldbus Wars may be heating up again. What's going on and how will it affect your plant and your plant's pocketbook? CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes provides analysis and commentary.

    12/09/2004
  • New funding for automation security research

    The Department of Homeland Security believes that improving the security of distributed control and SCADA systems is an important part of securing our country's critical infrastructure.

    12/06/2004
  • Securing your control system

    Protecting your system from hackers can be complicated, so system specifiers should consider deploying other technologies to ensure that wireless access points only receive secure signals.

    11/22/2004
  • DAQ systems head for the local store

    This Product Round-up of data acquisition devices shows the handwriting is on the web and that web-enabled DAQ systems are on their way to becoming off-the-shelf commodities.

    10/27/2004
  • Wireless for industry

    Around The Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon reports on wireless sensor technology and how it holds great promise for the networking capability of industrial control processes.

    Terrence K. McMahon
    10/26/2004
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