Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: An explanation of the NIST framework
Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: An explanation of the NIST framework

The U.S. federal government partnered with the private sector to strengthen cybersecurity for critical infrastructure sectors, according to those involved. Vicky Yan Pillitteri, NIST, while at the 2014 ARC Forum, discussed the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and today's release of the Executive Order 13636, Improving... Read More

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Think again: Robotic expansion, efficiency, safety
Think again: Robotic expansion, efficiency, safety

Have you briefed management on the array of robotic options available to expand profitability, quality, and safety? Control engineers and those involved with automation and instrumentation have a... Read More

Safety does not come out of a box
Safety does not come out of a box

Working with safety instrumented systems (SISs) for more than 20 years has taught me that technology alone cannot make process plants safer places to work. Over those years, I’ve been involved with... Read More

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Mechatronics adds machine safety
Mechatronics adds machine safety

Mechatronics is the convergence of power, electronics, and mechanical systems, including embedded software and hardware in engineering design. Adding safety engineering to mechatronics design theory... Read More

Mobile woes: Modems expose control panels
Mobile woes: Modems expose control panels

In another scenario where mobile devices have an inherent lack of security, vulnerabilities in 3G and 4G USB modems can end up exploited to steal login credentials or send premium rate text messages,... Read More

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Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016
Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016

The standard ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity. I barely... Read More

Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog
Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Sony, and other "big... Read More

Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?
Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?

First of all, is everyone familiar with “B” level and “C” level machine safety standards? Secondly,... Read More

Machine Safety: Can one channel mitigate a Cat 3/PLd functional requirement?
Machine Safety: Can one channel mitigate a Cat 3/PLd functional requirement?

Category 3 and 4 architectures typically call for a control reliable (that is, redundant)... Read More

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