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Control goes bilingual/Control llega a ser bilingüe

In English: With the ever increasing number of readers from outside North America, we've been looking for ways to improve our ability to serve those readers, and yet retain the tight control over quality of article and resource that Control and ControlGlobal.com is famous for.

And now another cyber security suite entrant...patented, no less!

INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER AWARDED PATENT FOR

Control's August Issue Now Available Online

The digital issue of Control magazine for August 2007 is now available by clicking here. The cover story is A Field Guide to Industrial Wireless. Other stories include:

What's important about MUSIC?

So what's the big deal? Here's the problem in a nutshell: - No methodical, repeatable or readily-available benchmarking process currently exists for measuring product resiliency, safety, robustness or security for software or hardware in the industrial and process control markets What MU is offering:   MUSIC would offer vendors and their users...

FERC NOPR and the NERC CIPs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Notice of Public Rulemaking (NOPR) has been issued for public comment and it should not come as a surprise. In December, the FERC Technical Staff issued their Technical Assessment of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Critical Infratsrcture Protection (CIP) cyber security standards.

The Automation List at Control.com and control of spam

I've been a member of the Automation List at Control.com since I can't remember when...certainly back in the early 1990s. I've participated regularly, and written approvingly about the A-list and the public service that Control Technology Corporation provides to this profession.

Who's in charge, here?

Ever since the AP article reporting on Ganesh Devarajan from TippingPoint (a 3-com company) and his presentation at the Devcon hackers' conference last week, there has been a very interesting thread on the SCADA list. Fundamentally, however, most people on the list are saying that the problem is that reporters...

The law of unintended consequences-- sometimes it is a good thing.

The law of unintended consequences sometimes strikes in a good way. This is analogous to the real way the armed forces are organized. Personnel issues in the military are handled by two offices. Most people see the "Surprise Party Department." But every so often, the "Fairy Godmother Department," (which, according...

Go Keith! Somebody on Wall Street Believes in Rockwell!

Rockwell stock upgraded to 'buy' Matrix Research issues new rating on Rockwell Automation Analysts at Matrix Research upgrade Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK.NYS) from "hold" to "buy." In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that the company is expected to witness robust demand for factory equipment going forward...

Schneider joins Clinton Climate Initiative

It apparently also takes a village to reduce global warming... even though the jury is still out on the anthropogenic nature of the phenomenon. Schneider Electric announced today that they were joining the "Clinton Climate Initiative"...whatever that is.