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Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: An explanation of the NIST framework
Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: An explanation of the NIST framework

NIST’s Vicky Yan Pillitteri, at the 2014 ARC Forum, discussed the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and today’s release of the Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.Read More

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

If robots aren’t helping to expand your profitability, quality, and safety, why not?Read More

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

The solution to making your process plant a safer place isn’t something you can buy. Much of it depends on changing the ways your people work and think.Read More

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Mechatronics adds machine safety
Mechatronics adds machine safety

Integrated machine safety: The study of mechatronics includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunication engineering, control engineering, and computer engineering. Original... 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: Benefits of safety assessments, risk assessments
Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk assessments

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce those hazards began years ago.... Read More

Machine Safety: Are machine builders shipping unsafe machines?
Machine Safety: Are machine builders shipping unsafe machines?

Can a U.S. original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ship a machine without safety integrated into or... Read More

Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller
Machine Safety: Risk of an actuator wired to general machine control versus safety controller

When deciding to apply a device to achieve a safety function, by default, that safety function... Read More

Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation
Machine Safety: Functional safety standard explains validation

Machine safety validation is defined by the international standard ISO 13849-2, Part 2: Validation,... Read More

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