The Great Kanduski: Best Practices in Industrial Networking

ISA100.11a Generic Client Interface Interoperability Test

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) www.isa100wci.org announced the November 13, 2012 completion of the interoperability trial to verify its Generic Client Interface (GCI) specification. The GCI is an important component of the ISA100.11a architecture as it defines many of the requirements for ANSI/ISA-100.11a based gateways.

Safety Conference in Edmonton November 27-29, 2012

IDC Technology is hosting a conference and two half-day workshops in Edmonton later this month with workshops presented by both Paul Gruhn on Safety system and John Cusimano on "Assessing the Security of Industrial Control Systems Using Threat Modeling" Tuesday November 27.

Sojourn is Over

After quietly disappearing from your radar at the end of April to join a global manufacturing company I am pleased to say that after that did not work out as planned Walt Boyes was kind enough to ask me to resume this blog so “The Great Kanduski” is back.

IT Rules for Cybersecurity of control systems

How far should we go in adopting IT type rules for the management of cybersecurity on control systems. Will treating a control system as just another set of PCC's (from the IT perspective) cause more problems?

Belden's Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar Gets Record Attendance

Belden's 2012 Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Design Seminar held in Wheeling, IL, had a record attendance of 150 engineers, system integrators and partners. The seminar included lectures and hands-on workshops on Ethernet cabling, industrial Ethernet infrastructure and much more.

Transforming Industry and Infrastructure with Innovative Technologies

At ARC Advisory Group's recent tenth India forum, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) participated showcasing the company's advanced manufacturing IT offerings and showing how innovative technologies can help transform industry and infrastructure.

BYOD: 10 Tips Enterprises Can Use to Protect Their Data

Bring your own device (BYOD) has become a huge trend at the workplace, especially when corporations want to take advantage of the increases in work productivity this brings. Workers that use their own mobile devices at work - to do work - tend to be a lot more efficient.

Industrial Networking 2012 Q3 Is Ready for You

Turf battles and finger-pointing have caused many conflicts between control engineers and IT staff. In this issue of Industrial Networking, Executive Editor Jim Montague explores new strategies and tools that can foster cooperation to help keep network neighborhoods cool.

SSL Security Flaw in RuggedCom Industrial Networking Devices

According to a security researcher from security startup Cylance, industrial Ethernet switches and other devices produced by industrial networking equipment manufacturer RuggedCom contain a vulnerability that could be exploited to compromise SSL-based communications between them and their users.

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Market to Grow

MarketsandMarkets recently performed a market research report titled "Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) Market - Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 - 2017): By Technology, Components, Applications, Geography." This report determined that the industrial wireless sensor network market is forecasted to reach $3.795 B by 2017.