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Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of vulnerability assessments are low, and... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, April 6-12

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What is a zero-day cyber attack?

The name sounds sinister because it’s a hacker’s dream, a secret vulnerability that has no specific... » more

For machines that cannot be upgraded, what needs to change now that Microsoft Windows XP support has ended?

Ask Control Engineering sought advice from industrial software developers related to the end of... » more

Security stopgap for Windows XP users

The Edge7200i security appliance from Milton Security Group is designed as a stopgap for companies... » more

Wireless mobility

Webcast with PDH opportunity: Manufacturing today requires mobility. But mobility can bring with it...

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, March 30 to April 5

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What if some machines still use Microsoft Windows XP after support ends April 8?

Ask Control Engineering blog: After April 8, Microsoft support for Windows XP ends. If you're still... » 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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Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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Avoid the worst control system ever

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