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According to an article in BBC, underwriters at Lloyds’ of London say they have seen a "huge increase" in demand for cover from energy firms. But surveyor assessments of the cyber-defenses in place concluded the cyber defenses were inadequate. Now, compare this to the US electric industry.
Every day is somebody’s birthday or anniversary. For example, Google has a doodle up today celebrating the 112th birthday of American author, John Steinbeck. But another, in some respects more important, anniversary is coming up.
The14th ICS Cyber Security Conference (sometimes known as "Weisscon") will be held October 20-23, 2014 at Georgia Tech. Based on record attendance from last year's conference, please consider making your registration early to assure a space. Registration for the conference will be open to the general public soon.
The recently issued NIST Framework on CIP is a good basic top level document. It directly addresses ICS which is a great step forward and I am very happy to see IEC (ISA)-62443 liberally addressed. I believe the shortcoming is the lack of any actual requirements.
How do you know when interaction is going to be a problem? Why would the control loop design need to be changed? Are there hidden loops? What can you do with tuning to mitigate the problem? When do you need to move on to Model Predictive Control? Hopefully, this blog...
Cybersecurity is one of today’s “Top of Mind” items for anyone working in the industrial communications. A new info graphic from the Industrial-IP organization emphasizes how security matters.
Experimental "smart" diapers take the Internet of Things to a whole new level.
Since most unit operations have multiple loops and streams, interactions can exist where the PID output of one loop affects the PID process variable of another loop and vice versa. Interactions can cause loops to confusingly burst into oscillations.
One year to the day after President Obama issued Executive Order 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, NIST has released its Cybersecurity Framework 1.0, “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” You may want to read it sooner rather than later.
Western Canada and Washington State Instrumentation technology students to participate in Student Games at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta on weekend of March 13 – 16.