Networking & Security - Cyber Security

Building an ICS cybersecurity ecosystem

Companies, governments, and vendors need to develop a cyber ecosystem that encompasses more than... » more

Daniel Capano, Diversified Technological Services, joins Control Engineering editorial advisory board

Daniel Capano, the owner of Diversified Technological Services Inc., of Stamford, Conn., joined the... » more

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2017

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2017 included stories about control panel... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 23-29: IIoT advice, TSN and real-time Ethernet, successful MES implementation, more

Articles about the IIoT and manufacturing, TSN and real-time Ethernet networking, successful MES... » more

Bridge the IT, OT gap by bringing IT into acceptance testing

Cybersecurity should be part of an industrial control system (ICS) or manufacturing application's... » more

Executives worry about smart factory automation, IoT backlash

Executives worry that automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) won’t be accepted by workers,... » more

Companies need to change focus, mindset on IIoT security

There are ways for companies to get an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) project focused while... » more

Tips for a successful MES implementation strategy

Manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions require a great deal of planning and testing to be... » 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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When buying or specifying a controller, what are the most important considerations?
Speed, latency, memory
Upgrade, licensing simplicity
I/O count, communications ability
Previous controller brand, purchasing agreements
Failsafe, hotswapping
IEC 61131-3 programming, offline programming, simulation
Initial lifecycle costs
Integrated functions such as motion, vision, HMI
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Avoid the worst control system ever

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