Why we need a holistic approach to control system cyber security

The old security adage is that you are only as secure as the weakest link in the chain. ABB, the leading international power and automation technology group, announced that twelve of its utility partners have formed a consortium spanning two continents to privately fund advanced research and testing into securing...

...and speaking of India

From the press release I just got from Laura Patrick at ABB: ABB plans major expansion in India Revenues in India expected at least to double by 2010 Additional $100 million investment announced 4,000 new jobs to be added by 2010 Zurich, Switzerland, Dec.

More doing well out of being green by ABB

I found this release especially fascinating since I am making my first visit to Shanghai on Monday. I will be in Shanghai attending the Advantech World Partner Conference next week. I'll be back on the 29th.

ABB instruments the biggest gas pipeline ever

A new press release just in from Laura Patrick... Ormen Lange gas field goes onstream with help from ABB Massive gas field will supply 20 percent of the United Kingdom's gas needs via the world's longest underwater pipeline; one of the largest automation systems ever delivered by ABB is based...

Even more fieldbus activity starts up...

Laura Patrick sends us this release:

What about the kids?

As an editor, lots of stuff ends up on my radar in the course of a day. Yesterday, there was the news item to the ControlGlobal site about the new biotech education center at North Carolina State University. (See also Walt's blog entry of yesterday). Good for NCSU.

More from the NC branch of the "Get 'em While They Are Young" department

North Carolina State University opens biotechnology training and education center to teach manufacturing sciences in a real-time environment Pilot-scale facility is the first to use commercial-grade technology From the ABB press release: Raleigh, North Carolina, Sept.

How Green Is My Windfarm...

ABB publicists are busy these days. Here's an extract from a release from Laura Patrick: ABB has won an order worth more than $400 million from the German utility E.ON Netz GmbH to supply the power equipment that will connect the world's largest offshore wind farm to the German grid.

Customers can and do light the way...

From an ABB press release Ken Graber sent out:  Even though a car accident knocked out a local transformer, and power, at the Valley Forge Convention Center here for nearly an hour, the ABB Low Voltage Products Roadshow kept right on going this past Thursday.

Cyber approved...

ABB's AC 800M controller achieves Achillesâ„¢ Level 1 cyber security certification Wickliffe, OH, September 12, 2007 - ABB announced today that its System 800xA Extended Automation AC 800M controller recently achieved Achillesâ„¢ Controller Level 1 cyber security certification.