Friday Afternoon Link Dump

I'm at it again.  As a public service for those of you who don't get paid to occasionally surf the InterWebs, here are links to a few stories from the process automation world and some other places that you may have missed this week.

Friday Afternoon Feature--Out of Control--DIY Process Manufacturing of a Sort

Surfing the Net and ended up at one of my favorite food porn sites, (It was on my lunch hour, boss. Honest!) Here of all places, I found a neat basic process manufacturing project.

Eric Byres' Magic Sous-Vide Machine

Right before Christmas, I posted a link from Eric Byres at Tofino Security about his sous-vide hack. For the uninitiated, a sous-vide is a vacuum cooker used in many restaurants. The real deal, even a "home cook" model, tips the register at $400+.

Out of Control--The Perfect Gift for the Process Automation Engineer Who Likes to Cook . . .

or is too cheap to buy his wife her own sous-vide cooker. Eric Byres of Tofino Security is a man of many parts.

Wednesday Morning Must-Read on Security

Fooling around in the social media corner of the Internet this morning, and came across this link ( on Facebook via Eric Byres.

Another Help for Watching Out for Cyber Nasties

Stuxnet has reminded us yet again that we live in a world that is not necessarily full of friendly people who mean us well. The folks at Byres Security have launched a new service to help us keep abreast of what's going on out there among the troublemakers and how...

More on Stuxnet and a New SCADA Security Blog

This popped up in my email box this morning. It's a note from Eric Byres at Tofino. Eric is a well-known security expert and a sometime contributor to Control. "With announcement on Tuesday of the Microsoft patch for the Stuxnet vulnerability, we have updated our recommendations for addressing this critical...

We Knew It Was Only a Matter of Time

Coming to work on a Monday and finding an email outlining the report of a major cyber security breach affecting an important supplier and its customers is never a good way to start the week. But that's what happened this morning.

#pauto #security Frost & Sullivan Names Byres Security the 2010 World Award Winner for Industrial Network Security Solutions

From the Byres Security press conference at Automation and Power World: