Networking & Security - Cyber Security

Few companies have clear IIoT vision, according to survey

A survey by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) network showed that fewer than two percent of... » more

Cybersecurity risk spikes with mingling of operations and IT technologies

Resources available to learn about cybersecurity frameworks; receive alerts, advisories and reports. » more

Benefits of two-factor authentication for manufacturing companies

Two-factor authentication can provide manufacturers with an extra layer of security, but the... » more

Companies need to formulate a cybersecurity plan

Cybersecurity has made significant strides in terms of companies' awareness, but there is still a... » more

Industrial robotic systems vulnerable to cyberattacks

Industrial robotic systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks according to research from information... » more

Develop safety through security

Safety implications of security often end up overlooked and companies need to learn how to assess,... » more

IIoT security a major concern, according to survey

Companies see the enormous upside the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has to offer, but they... » more

Designing security for robots

Robots are becoming more affordable and practical for everyday solutions, but the need for robust... » more


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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...


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Cyber Security Research

2016 Cybersecurity Study: Six key findings

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2016 Cybersecurity Study... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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