Networking & Security - Cyber Security

Easing cyber security concerns

Users worried about cyber security think of the issue need to think beyond the technology issue and... » more

Added protection through virtualization

Network virtualization is the process of combining hardware and software network resources and... » more

What we learned about engineering communication

Think again about engineering communication and advice: Listening attentively is a learned skill;... » more

2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories. » more

Remote support update advice and best practices

When a controls programmer has make a live update to an already running process, it is best to... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, January 9 to February 8: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, SI Giants, process models, more

Articles about Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, the 2015 System Integrator Giants, process models and... » more

Wireless sensor network streamlines semiconductor fabrication facility operations

Wireless mesh networks offer a viable workaround to traditional wired systems. They can be deployed... » more

Industrial networking company acquires IIoT manufacturer

HMS Industrial Networks AB has signed an agreement to acquire the Belgium-based company eWON SA, an... » 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

High to severe control system threat levels

One in four respondents to the Control Engineering 2015 Cyber... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

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

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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