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Cybersecurity March 6, 2020

Understanding ransomware attacks and the people behind it

Ransomware and cyber attacks are increasing against manufacturers. Some are trying to understand more about the people behind them and their motives, which are not always clear.

By Gregory Hale
Figure 1: By integrating data into the cloud, an environment is created for cross-sectional analysis, with third-party consultants able to perform high-precision analysis and provide suggestions for optimizing production. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics March 3, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, February 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in February 2020 included stories about the Engineers' Choice winners, intelligent cloud use, intuitive HMI screens, advanced process control and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Cybersecurity March 26, 2020

Five tips to stay cyber secure when working remotely

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are working remotely to avoid getting sick. Consider these five tips to make sure your cyber hygiene is as strong as your physical hygiene.

By Rishbha Bhagi
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Process Manufacturing February 24, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles February 17-23

Articles about the Engineers' Choice winners, process valve choices, cotton gin improvements, robots and drones in process facilities, and the top 2019 university articles were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Safety March 23, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 16-22, 2020

Articles about coronavirus effects on manufacturers and engineers, internet exchange world record and partial-stroke testing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Safety April 1, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2020 included stories about COVID-19's effects on manufacturers, preparation, safety, and wellness; the Engineers' Choice winners and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 3: Realizing the benefit of providing an easy upgrade path, Emerson designed the latest RX3i platform to have the same footprint as existing 90-30 systems and accept both legacy and new I/O modules. Courtesy: Emerson
PLCs, PACs January 7, 2020

Modern controllers ease upgrades

Legacy industrial automation systems must eventually be ripped and replaced or upgraded. See four challenges and five benefits of upgrades using modern controllers.

By Vibhoosh Gupta