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Substituting on short notice for Major General Robert E. Wheeler, USAF, who got called to a meeting at the White House, Martin gave a highly entertaining keynote on "The Future of Automation."
The Internet of Things has been chugging along for about ten years now, and it is about to reach critical mass. What is giving it the oomph to become mainstream is the concept of inexpensive sensors for just about anything and simple, effective control systems and HMIs that are designed...
Ironically, less than a week after the ICS Cyber Security Conference that NERC did not attend, NERC issued another set of Lessons Learned for three incidents. In each case, cyber communication issues resulted in system impacts.
Here are the highlights from Wednesday and Thursday of the 13th ICS Cyber Security Conference. The details are skimpy, because no recording is permitted.
Today is Eoin O Riain's (somenumbermumble) birthday. Eoin has been a leader in the automation profession since long time ago.
The primary reason why there are so many and so different schools of thought about control algorithms and tuning can be traced back to one parameter in the process response. What PID tuning and what PID structure is pronounced as best and even whether PID control should be used is...
Gartner released its Top Ten list of strategic emerging technologies for 2014. Some of these are no-brainers, others require some thinking about.
Here's the slideshow for my keynote today at the 13th ICS Cyber Security Conference.
Highlights of the 13th ICS Cyber Security Conference including global attendance, Kaspersky's new Cyber Security Game, report of a major cyber incident in a utility, an ICS Honeypot, and "loss of integrity" incidents.
Whether you call it the Internet of Things, or Pervasive Sensing, or Big Data, the fact is, sensors and embedded computers are becoming commonly used in nearly everything, from toasters to control systems.