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Top 5 Control Engineering articles Apr. 23-29

Articles about cybersecurity research, mobile software, ladder logic, Triton cybersecurity advice, and digital plant-floor technologies were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 23-29, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra April 30, 2018

DeltaV Mobile 1 – Designed for Apple iOS and Android, DeltaV Mobile provides users with an intuitive, easy, and secure mobile solution, with out-of-the-box functionality and native DCS integration. Image courtesy: Emerson The top 5 most read articles online, from Apr. 23-29 for Control Engineering, covered cybersecurity research, mobile software, ladder logic, Triton cybersecurity advice, and digital plant-floor technologies. Links to each article below.

1. Federal grants awarded to boost cybersecurity research

Seven organizations earned over $5.6 million in federal money to develop new tools to help researchers better understand and counter cyberattacks.

2. Seven benefits to using mobile software in your organization

Intuitive mobility automation and engineering software helps organizations attract and retain talent, driving competitive advantages.

3. Ladder logic 403: Message scrolling and multiple faults

Two faults happening at the same time in ladder logic is extremely unlikely, but there are different situations and scenarios users need to be cognizant of and plan for accordingly.

4. Advice from the Triton cybersecurity incident 

Cybersecurity incident: Human errors enabled it, but the Triconex safety controller shut down the plant as designed, say experts with Schneider Electric and ARC Advisory Group. But it’s still a call to action for industry. Have you implemented changes since then?

5. How to transition from traditional to digital plant-floor technologies

Improving plant efficiencies starts with bridging the gap between workforce generations. Generation X can help connect traditional industrial applications with digital manufacturing. See three benefits of mobility on the plant floor and implementation advice.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Apr. 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,