from: The Industrial Ethernet Book. Highly public lapses in the guarding of industrial networks have led to a new awareness. Security is an essential element of network design and management in today’s industrial enterprise. Guidelines produced by the ODVA, and abridged here in two parts by James Hunt, introduce the concept of cyber-security for Industrial […]

FERC Takes the Reigns on Cyber Security

by Bill Fester on September 27, 2012

in Industries, Power

By: Charlene Wright From: Pipeline Law Blog   Earlier this month, FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff commented on cyber security being among his chief concerns.  No surprise, as we’ve been hearing  alerts and warnings from PHMSA and Homeland Security in response to recent threats to U.S. natural gas companies.  While there are multiple agencies that are […]

By Felicity Carus July 2 was not supposed to be an ordinary day for Bill Johnson, the former chief executive of Progress Energy. But it ended in an extraordinary way that even he hadn’t expected…..   Read the rest of the story at: AOL Energy

A company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy industry began warning customers last week that it is investigating a sophisticated hacker attack spanning its operations in the United States, Canada and Spain. Experts say digital fingerprints left behind by attackers point to a Chinese hacking […]

The Principles of Batch Automation Are Being Used in Continuous Process to Improve Process Safety and Quality, and to Compensate for Losing Older, Highly Experienced Operators from: ControlGlobal.com by: Walt Noye The ISA S88 Standard Committee, whose work resulted in the ISA-88 Batch Standard, may never have foreseen that the principles and best practices it […]

From: MaverickIdeas, a blog by the people at Maverick Technologies By Chad Harper A perfect storm is brewing in the automation world, and it has nothing to do with hardware or software. It’s about resources, which are fast becoming a bottleneck in the industry. Why? Well, there are several factors at play. I’ll address some […]

from PlantServices.com   The United States lost 28% of its high-technology manufacturing jobs over the last decade, as the nation’s rapidly shrinking lead in science and technology in the global marketplace was accompanied by a toll on U.S. high-tech jobs, according to a new study released today by the National Science Board (NSB), the policy […]

Overview: Mean time between failure is a reliable term used loosely throughout many industries and has become widely abused in some. Over the years the original meaning of this term has been altered which has led to confusion and cynicism. MTBF is largely based on assumptions and definition of failure and attention to these details […]

PlantServices.com By Plant Services Staff   Honeywell’s 2011-12 Engineer of the Future Scholarship program will challenge Houston’s high school seniors to offer ideas for making industrial manufacturing facilities more energy efficient. The company is accepting applications from all Houston Independent School District seniors who are interested in pursuing engineering degrees from accredited universities. It’s the […]

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