Control's 10 most-read articles of January 2018

Feb. 2, 2018
Schneider Electric confirms first unguarded SIS cyber attack; Filtering a noisy signal; ABB shifts EPC business model

1. 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

We've now tabulated the Readers' Choice Awards 26 times, for more than a quarter century, and we're starting to see it as an institution—more than a habit, at least a tradition, and we think, a trusted repository of valuable information for process automation professionals who want to know which companies offer the best technology, according to their peers. Read more.

2. First cyber attack on unguarded SIS reported

Schneider Electric confirms FireEye, Dragos blog posts about Triton malware attack on isolated user's Triconex safety controller at critical infrastruture facility in the Middle East. Read more.

3. ABB shifts EPC business model

These shifts will cost its power grids, industrial automation, and oil and gas EPC businesses about $75 million each. Read more.

4. Filtering a noisy signal

Be wary when applying this imperfect solution to an all too common problem. Read more.

5. Interfaces lighten the load

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and operator workstations are simplifying, multitasking, and seeking "one pane of glass" as they multiply and go mobile. Read more.

6. Endress+Hauser allies with trio to aid digital oilfield

Partnership with Angus Measurement Services, TechnipFMC and its sales and service representative, Vector Controls, will help Endress+Hauser collaborate on helping oil and gas clients transition to the "digital oilfield" and Industry 4.0. Read more.

7. Is fieldbus dead?

Settling for less is fine for the simple minded and poorly led. Read more.

8. Software speeds water plant project

Aqua+ engineers exploit automated workflow, collaboration, error checking and documentation. Read more.

9. Location-based control adds interesting capabilities for mobile personnel

With existing applications ranging from self-driving cars to apps that serve coupons when you're facing a particular store shelf, how can anyone patent location-based control? Read more.

10. The best odds for beating cyber attacks

The head-in-the-sand, deer-in-the-headlights, non-approach to cybersecurity is giving way to the collaboration that will be needed to stay ahead of future threats. Read more.