Networking & Security - Cyber Security

Cybersecurity for pipelines, other SCADA systems

It’s critical to stay up-to-date with cybersecurity measures to improve defenses against... » more

Acquisition of cybersecurity company completed

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of Nextnine, a privately-held industrial cybersecurity... » more

Security measures need to measure up to sophisticated attacks

Security needs to be improved in order to combat attackers getting more and more dangerous and... » more

Industrial sites, companies at risk to sophisticated ransomware

A new version of ransomware, called Petya, is attacking companies and countries across the globe... » more

Ramifications of global cyber-attacks: A focus on small business

Cyber crimes are not only affecting big business, they are increasingly targeting small businesses,... » more

Security a major priority for Industrie 4.0

With the industry on the cusp of adopting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0,... » more

Implementing robotic automation solution tips

If implemented strategically and accordingly to the company's specific needs, robotic automation... » more

Smarter, connected networks add complexity

Enterprises need a combination of operations technology's (OT's) reliable data and information... » more


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Industrial Networking Video Series

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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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Cyber Security Research

2017 HMI Software, Hardware Report: 5 high-level...

Respondents to the Control Engineering 2017 HMI Software and Hardware... » more

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Cyber Security Video Series

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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