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Cyber security tools and methods for network penetration testing
Cyber security tools and methods for network penetration testing

In an interview with Matt Luallen recorded at the SANS SCADA Summit last February, Justin Searle discusses new tools for network penetration testing that he and his company, UtiliSec, developed for electric utility users. While this kind of testing is common in conventional IT environments, he discusses the... Read More

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New-generation software technologies impact operational stability, safety
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Regardless of the changes in industrial applications, one fact holds: operational stability, safety, and security remain critical requirements. A variety of new technologies are helping ensure and... Read More

When M2M meets IT
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Machine-to-machine (M2) communication was formerly a straightforward engineering job, with outputs from one device’s controller fed into inputs of another device’s controller. A “stalled” signal from... Read More

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Network organization pushes industrial Ethernet for process automation, machine integration
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At Hannover Messe 2013, ODVA launched an initiative for process automation – in cooperation with ODVA members including Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric – in... Read More

Control Engineering industrial wireless coverage
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Updated April 16, 2013 - Control Engineering has written and published many articles and tutorials about industrial wireless technologies, trends, and applications, along with wireless products... Read More

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Avoid the worst control system ever
Avoid the worst control system ever

This is the WORST control system I have ever worked with! It shut down AGAIN last night! My... Read More

Engineering project management: Avoid thrashing
Engineering project management: Avoid thrashing

Engineering project management requires careful quantifying of scope, attention to scope creep, and... Read More

5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project
5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project

If you work in an engineering project-based world, I am sure you have heard the term “scope creep.”... Read More

Quick tips for managing expectations
Quick tips for managing expectations

In a previous posting Anthony Baker talked about quantifying things and not letting a blanket... Read More

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