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#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:

Cyberfail- McAfee DAT file update kills Windows XP #pauto #fail #cybersecurity

Wednesday night, many computer users got an unwelcome surprise from McAfee. People who had automatic update enabled received a corrupted antivirus DAT file that, upon reboot, corrupted and killed Windows XP Service Pack 3. The fix was to re-install SP3, a feat that took even competent IT professionals hours.

WIB releases vendor guidelines for functional security in the process industries #pauto

Auke Huistra,Project manager Cybercrime Information Exchange NICC, posted this on the SCADASEC mailing list:

WIB Process Control Domain - Security Requirements for Vendors now posted

This document specifies requirements and gives recommendations for IT security to be fulfilled by vendors of process control and automation systems to be used in Process Control Domains (PCDs).

Cyber incidents down for petrochemicals, up for water/wastewater #pauto

Here's the summary of the latest RISI incident report:

In Search of the Holy Grail: ISA Marketing and Sales Summit v5.0 #pauto #manufacturing #mfg

ISA Marketing and Sales Summit v.5.0

Four Wireless Subject Matter Experts in one Webcast! You gotta see this! #pauto

Wireless Ethernet: Ready for Industrial PrimetimeWireless can today lay claim to perhaps the fastest uptake of any “new” instrumentation technology in the industrial marketplace. Wireless Ethernet, broadly encompassing standard and proprietary variants of 802.11 and 802.15.4 wireless protocols, are being successfully deployed to solve a broad and growing range of...

exida certifies Honeywell Safety Manager to Achilles Level 1

From the press release:

Fatalities reported after massive explosion at power plant in Connecticut...

From news reports: