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Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 24-30, 2021

Articles about retaining engineering employees, the Career and Salary Survey, security by design, secure network deployment and IIoT automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 24-30, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra June 1, 2021
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The top 5 most read articles online, from May 24-30, 2021, for Control Engineering covered retaining engineering employees, the Career and Salary Survey, security by design, secure network deployment and IIoT automation. Links to each article below.

1. How companies are winning top engineering candidates in a post-pandemic world

Hiring and retention of engineering and technology-minded talent: Industrial automation companies think creatively about attracting skilled workers. Resiliency matters during a pandemic. See related advice.

2. Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2021

Career update: COVID-19 accelerates innovative technology implementations; engineering salaries increase; job satisfaction is high. The lack of skilled workers, economy and lack of necessary materials are biggest threats to manufacturing.

3. How security by design might have stopped Oldsmar HMI attack

Oldsmar’s cybersecurity attack was due to a lack of defense in depth in the human-machine interface (HMI). A good security by design protocol can help avert this, but it requires a fundamental rethink.

4. Deployment of secure networks connect control engineering solutions

As industrial control systems (ICSs) become integrated with the internet, robust security is critical on every level.

5. Let IIoT do the dirty work: automating sewage treatment

Sewage treatment case study tracks early success, including accuracy and reliability.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, May 24-30, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is the web content manager for CFE Media.