Networking & Security - Cyber Security

Finding common ground in IT/OT convergence

The interconnection of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is a source of... » more

Deep packet inspection benefits for industrial automation and control systems

Deep packet inspection (DPI) of traffic is needed to secure an industrial automation and control... » more

RFID tags used to improve safety, reliability at plant

An initiative to improve access control and mustering generated improvements using radio frequency... » more

Seven tips for enhancing plant cybersecurity

Companies can't prevent all cyber attacks from occurring, but simple best practices such as... » more

Six ways to protect an industrial network from malware

Malware can go undetected for months and even years inside an industrial network. Companies can... » more

Ensuring OT cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches that affect operation technology (OT) systems and devices that monitor and... » more

IT and OT convergence a major focus for companies

Information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) need to converge to make the Industrial... » more

Five cybersecurity predictions for 2018

Nozomi Networks listed five ICS security predictions for 2018 such as increased information... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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2017 IIoT for Engineers report: 8 key findings

Respondents to the 2017 IIoT for Engineers study identified eight key... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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