Controlling Interests Editors' Blog

TrendMIcro's Kyle Wilhoit and his honey pot catch Chinese hackers #trendmicro #cybersecurity #pauto

TrendMicro's senior researcher Kyle Wilhoit gave a paper at Black Hat in which he disclosed that a Chinese hacking group ATP1 discovered his phony water treatment plant "honey pot" and, not realizing it was a fake, started to hack it.

@JimCahill moderates Social Media Marketing During a Crisis: Boston Marathon Revisited #pauto #socialmedia #ISAMS

Join us on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, for the launch of the 8th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit. Our first plenary is a social media marketing panel discussion that explore the interplay between social media marketing and world events.

Black Hatters Target Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks #wireless #WirelessHART #ISA100 #Zigbee

At Black Hat this week, two researchers from IOActive, Lucas Apa and Carlos Penagos, presented a paper and slide presentation entitled, "Compromising Industrial Facilities from Forty Miles Away."

The Boy Scouts Get It #boyscouts #pauto @automationdirect #engineering_education #education

The Boy Scouts of America, partnering with AutomationDirect have created a merit badge in programming! Hot zot!

@Schneider does @Invensys #pauto #mergers #economy #automation

Early this morning, it was announced that Schneider Electric's offer of 3.4 billion Euros for Invensys Plc was accepted and recommended by Invensys' board of directors.

OUT of Control with Joe Kaulfersch weighing in on #royalbaby #pauto #engineer_humor #automation #humor

In honor of the birth of  Prince George of Cambridge here is a royalty and engineer story:

Thought Control of Robotic Limbs #medicine #pauto #robotics #control

There was a fascinating article in Medical Design Briefs on Monday about advances in the control of prostheses by amputees' thoughts. Here's part of the article:

The Many Faces of Ron Helson @HCF #hart #fieldbus #engineering #pauto

Chuck Micallef sent me a photo of the present that the HART Communication Foundation gave to retiring Executive Director Ron Helson. Helson was a tireless and indefatigable missionary for HART, and it is likely that his strong advocacy had a great deal to do with HART not withering away in...

What Bidding War? GE says No to Invensys #pauto #m&a #GE #Invensys #Schneider

On this morning's analyst call, GE CEO Jeffery Immelt said that he felt that acquiring Invensys did not fit GE's acquisition profile. That fits with the fact that GE kicked the tires very thoroughly several years ago, and decided not to proceed then. Emerson backed off of talks earlier this year.

OUT of Control with Joe Kaulfersch for July 18 2013 #pauto #engineer_humor #automation #humor

The incisive mind of Joe Kaulfersch strikes again: