Sunshine in Milwaukee

It's been a lovely fall here in the Midwest. Lots of sunshine. And today the sun was shining just a bit brighter up the road in Milwaukee. This morning, Rockwell Automation released it's 2010 fourth-quarter earnings report, which gave CEO Keith Nosbusch and the rest of the Rockwell gang a...

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...

Controlling the Off Switch. Who Controls It?

We're about to acquire a significant new cybervulnerability. The world's energy utilities are starting to install hundreds of millions of 'smart meters' which contain a remote off switch. Its main purpose is to ensure that customers who default on their payments can be switched remotely to a prepay tariff

World's largest industrial wireless video monitoring system installed

 From the Apprion press release:

And More Congresscritters Discover that Manufacturing Is Important

A quick update to my last post. A couple of Congressmen from my own state have also discovered manufacturing. 

Good Rockwell 3Q Numbers, and Keith Nosbusch Mounts Soapbox for Manufacturing

Have spent most of the day on the phone interviewing folks on various subjects. The morning began with a conference call announcing Rockwell Automation's 3Q 2010 results. Things are looking good for the Milwaukee-based company. The short take is this:

And Another Link to Siemens WinCC/Simatic Virus Info

to a page on the Siemens site containing information on the Trojan that has affected Siemens software. The good news is that so far, apparently only one site has actually been hit. We will provide more updates as they become available.

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.

The New York Times Explains BlowOut Preventers

The New York Times has published a very good technical article on Blow Out Preventers, and the BOP on the Deepwater Horizon. Thanks to Angela Summers, of Sis-Tech, for sending this to the ISA84 mailing list.

Multi-Media Bonanza from HUG

As the 2010 Honeywell User Group Conference for 2010 winds down today, we are still bringing you some of the highlights.