Networking & Security - Cyber Security

Cybersecurity guidance for industrial safety systems

Different working groups that focus on cybersecurity have faced challenges with securing industrial... » more

Energy and fourth industrial revolution happening at same time

Ulrich Spiesshofer, chief executive of ABB, said the fourth industrial revolution and the energy... » more

Lessons and advice from the Ukraine cyberattacks

Ukraine has been hit with two major cyberattacks on their critical infrastructure in the last... » more

Fighting advanced DDoS attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working with the Department of... » more

Safety requires cybersecurity

Technology Update: If it isn’t secure, it isn’t safe. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities represent... » more

Industrial security threats to watch out for in 2017

Industrial security threats such as IoT botnets, critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, and black... » more

Cybersecurity framework updated

A draft update to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity provides... » more

Current issues in industrial cybersecurity

Ransomware is as loathsome as it sounds; programmable logic controllers (PLCs) seen as likely... » 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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Avoid the worst control system ever

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