Cybersecurity

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 20-26

Articles about sustainable cybersecurity architecture, robot ethics, data historian history, location intelligence and the IIoT, and online education benefits were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra May 27, 2019
Figure 4: In an integrated SIS architecture, safety-critical functions logically and physically are separated—still complying with ISA and NAMUR standards—yet located on the same system. This eliminates the need to maintain multiple defense-in-depth designs. Courtesy: Emerson

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 20-26 for Control Engineering covered sustainable cybersecurity architecture, robot ethics, data historian history, location intelligence and the IIoT, and online education benefits. Links to each article below.

1. Sustainable cybersecurity architecture for safety instrumented systems

Choosing a safety instrumented system (SIS) architecture for defensible operation across the product lifecycle is one of the first decisions an organization must make; know these applicable standards.

2. Robot ethics, movement key to future technology developments

Researchers at several universities are working on technological developments that are blurring the line between human-robot interaction and what they can ethically do for people.

3. The data historian’s history told

Momentum around time-series data storage suggests a new chapter for a legacy offering.

4. Five ways location intelligence improves IIoT operations

Digital representations of factories and industrial spaces lead to opportunities.

5. Online education benefits for process instrumentation, control

In-person training for process instrumentation and control (PIC) provides valuable training on-site for engineers, but online education can save time and money for everyone involved while giving engineers a base of knowledge they can build from.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra has been production editor for Control Engineering since 2014 and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.