Cyberattacks on Industrial Controls

by Bill Fester on June 8, 2017

in Industries, SCADA, Systems

by Armani Ballesteros Recent statistics have shown that, on average, over half a million cyberattacks occur every minute. The most recent attempts being on a global scale. SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) is architectural software used to control and monitor industrial plants. Unfortunately, most of SCADA software used is hosted in Windows OS. This […]

Billion Smart Factory Market 2017 DUBLIN, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Smart Factory Market by Technology (DCS, PLC, MES, ERP, SDADA, PAM, HMI, PLM), Component (Sensors, Industrial Robots, Machine Vision Systems, Industrial 3D Printing), End-User Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022” report to their […]

From Reuters By Liz Hampton and Ethan Lou | HOUSTON/NEW YORK All it took was a pair of bolt cutters and the elbow grease of a few climate activists to carry out an audacious act of sabotage on North America’s massive oil and gas pipeline system. For an industry increasingly reliant on gadgets such as […]

What’s Old is New Again SCADA system helps Merck KGaA, the world’s oldest pharma firm, meet new European and U.S. regulations at its Merck & Cie plant In the pharmaceutical industry, the chemical integrity of compounds relies on the strict control of hundreds of variables from air humidity and freezer temperatures to mixing times. Compounds […]

The benefits of remote access for manufacturing operations are widely known and accepted. This article details how modern SCADA systems are providing this access in a variety of ways to all manner of fixed and portable computing platforms and other devices. Simple HMI systems have evolved into highly advanced SCADA solutions that provide key data […]

Inside the Chinese Boom in Corporate Espionage from Bloomberg Businessweek By Michael Riley and Ashlee Vance on March 15, 2012 Last June, three men squeezed inside a wind turbine in China’s Gobi Desert. They were employees of American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), a Devens (Mass.)-based maker of computer systems that serve as the electronic brains of […]

IT can help create a secure network connection to the industrial plant floor. It can be ideal for a machine builder to monitor and connect to a piece of equipment in a plant remotely. However, how many machine builders have tried to cross that invisible barrier? As soon as you mention you want to open […]

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Unlike an engineering firm, integration company, or process control vendor, we do not “do projects”. While we may be involved in projects both large and small, Insight’s business model is to provide an individual, not a turnkey solution. We find that our clients know the most efficient methods of getting projects done, both in terms […]