Most papers written on wireless security concerns address corporate LAN access. This paper discusses both corporate and industrial wireless concerns but places an emphasis on the industrial automation wireless security aspects.
While it was initially esoteric, Object Oriented Programming (OOP) crept into mainstream Information Technology (IT) applications by the mid 1980s. A decade later, the very popular incarnation of these object-based process control applications has arrived in the form of OPC client/server technology.
This White Paper discusses some of the options available to companies concerned with the threat of cyber attack and unauthorized network access to SCADA systems that monitor and control critical infrastructure.
This paper will discuss how refiners can optimize their information management by changing their business processes and adding additional applications, while not putting any additional data collection or management burden on operations.
This paper demonstrates how field device tool (FDT) technology standardizes the communication interface between field devices and systems, while complementing EDDL from design, installation and commissioning, to operation and maintenance, and eventual asset replacement.
This paper explains the purpose and benefits of ISAs S88 standard and its role as both an engineering guideline and an often overlooked management tool that can be used to reduce cost and improve the way a manufacturing process operates.
This technical article looks at the principles of radio technology to explain the differences in performance between different radio bands, and explains the different characteristics between the common 2.4GHz ISM band and the lesser used 900 and 869 MHz bands in industrial environments.
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of wireless in industrial environments with Elpros general manager, Graham Moss, who has some interesting opinions about SP100, Wireless HART, the usefulness of mesh networking in process plants, and why he thinks it won't work.
This article serves as a tutorial on IT security for industrial systems. Security objectives are explained, attack types are illustrated, and available and suggested countermeasures and general good practices are described.
This report describes the generalized trends in vulnerabilities observed from control and automation IT systems used in critical infrastructures, as well as typical reasons for these security issues and an introduction to an effective mitigation strategy.
This White Paper demonstrates that for accurate thermal measurement, the advantage of higher resolution is that the range to the target can be increased, making for easier measurements from a distance.
The move to a greater degree of furnace compliance for thermal treatments is building confidence between thermal processing equipment manufacturers and customers. This paper introduces ways you can optimize equipment to meet the need for improved performance.
CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes interviewed Emersons Director of Technology, Bob Karshnia, about the companys solutions for wireless, the standards work being done by SP100 and the HART wireless working group, and if the company is attempting to force its own formulation of a HART wireless standard down the throats of the other working group members.
This paper takes a comprehensive look at wireless security for both corporate and industrial automation networks, placing an emphasis on the industrial automation security aspects and providing guidelines needed to secure your plants wireless systems.
This paper presents a new technology that increases the security of data and the overall usability of the solution. It facilitates integration between and with production systems, while preventing cyber attacks and unauthorized users from gaining access to critical process control data and the systems that control production.