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Memorial Day Remembered #pauto #memorialday

I was in the suburbs between Baltimore and Washington DC this weekend for a science fiction convention. I was a guest in the science track, as editor of Control and ControlGlobal.com. So I watched a lot of the DC Memorial Day festivities on the local news channels, and I also...

Which rock song has "calibration" in first line of its lyrics?

Can you guess? Think back for a moment or two. It's a few years old now. I always thought it might have been good to blast it through the sound system at the opening of the exhibit halls at ISA Expo or one of the many other tradeshows and user...

@Belden @Tofino tested by @DigitalBond: It works!

Recently, several ICS end users in the Middle East and Asia have been exposed to attacks directly on the control systems through firewalls that have been misconfigured, or not configured correctly, for Modbus and OPC data.

@Belden @Tofino tested by @DigitalBond: It works!

Recently, several ICS end users in the Middle East and Asia have been exposed to attacks directly on the control systems through firewalls that have been misconfigured, or not configured correctly, for Modbus and OPC data.

ISA Tackles Intelligent Device Management

ISA has formed a new standards committee, this time to tackle issues around intelligent device management. 

Honeywell Takes Aim at Security & Safety

Unless you've been living in a cave or completely focused on the fate of your favorite baseball or basketball team, you're bound to know that the issue of cybersecurity is heating up. If Stuxnet wasn't enough, now there's its evil twin Flame to add to your worries about your computer...

ISA Automation Week Wireless Track Sessions

Brad Carlberg, who chaired this year’s Wireless track at Automation Week in Mobile also recorded all the sessions as well so you are now able to get the benefit of both presenter and presentation at the following link http://www.isa.org/~pupid/ISA_AW2011_Sessions.htm

Microsoft Moves Into Process with ChemRA

ChemRA. Sounds a bit like a Saturday a.m. kiddie cartoon superhero, but it's not. It's the new initiative from Microsoft to "provide solutions for the chemical and oil refining industries," according to the press release. ChemRA, aka, Chemical Reference Architecture Initiative, Microsoft describes it as "a reference architecture framework that...

Out of Control: Monday Afternoon Wise Words about Programming, Leadership, Planning and Other Things

Messing around in the social media corner of the Internet today (specifically Twitter) and found this item thanks to Jason Hiner, The editor in chief at TechRepublic.  Proverbs about programming and other technical adventures. Worth a few minutes of your time.

Safety and Cyber Security to Be Featured at Siemens 2011 Automation Summit #cybersecurity #safety #pauto

Just wanted to share with you the latest press release: