Hot topic number one is Stuxnet. Visit www.Controlglobal.com, do a search and find different articles and white papers on this subject. The "Anti-Stuxnet and Other Cyber Nasties—Tools" by Industrial Automation Insider's Nick Denbow says that Stuxnet is considered a sophisticated cyber-war weapon, and he reviews part of a webinar hosted this last August by Walt Sikora, vice president of security solutions at Industrial Defender Inc. Visit www.controlglobal.com/articles/2010/002.html to read the entire article and learn more.
Coriolis for the Masses
A three-part report on the essentials of mass flow measurement.
Flowmeter Selection for Gas Flow
Comparison of differential pressure and thermal dispersion technologies.
How to Secure Your Control System
Stop by our Control/ARC Process Automation Podcast Series page (www.controlglobal.com/extras/ARC_Control_Podcasts.html) and listen to our podcast "The Straight Scoop on Stuxnet." This podcast features managing editor Nancy Bartels and ARC's Bob Mick. They sort out the hype, hysteria and hoopla surrounding Stuxnet, and get to the nitty gritty of what this computer worm, aimed directly at control systems, means for your cybersecurity plans. Listen to it at www.controlglobal.com/multimedia/2010/StuxnetScoopPodcast1010.html.
SCADA is another hot topic on our site. One of the most read articles on this subject is "The Can of Worms is Open—Now What?" written by John Cusimano and Eric Byres. This article talks about SCADA and Stuxnet. Cusimano and Byres say that designing a good cyber defense for your SCADA or process control system is no longer an option. Log on to www.controlglobal.com/articles/2010/StuxnetWorm1010.html and find out why.
What End Users Think About Wireless
Review the data collected from surveys about end-user attitudes toward wireless systems.
Safety Issues Portal
Check out the ASM Consortium's newsfeed of process safety-related incidents.
Overview of the UniSim Design Suite
This webinar covers process simulation and its use in process operations.