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Experion® PKS helps customers upgrade their legacy systems with lower capital investment to boost productivity and reliability   SHANGHAI, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today announced that it will upgrade four process control systems that will improve reliability and help prevent unplanned shutdown losses for one of China’s largest copper […]

ABB and IBM announce a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure. Customers will benefit from ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise […]

At approximately 9am on April 21, 2017, ONE breaker failed in PG&E’s Larkin Street substation. This ONE breaker in ONE substation brought the city of San Francisco to its knees.  The implications are numbing, particularly considering all of the promises PG&E has made to the California PUC after the San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture. […]

Most organisations understand cyber security readiness, but lack response and resilience capabilities – especially regarding industrial control systems in the UK, says RSA cyber defence expert Azeem Aleem Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems commonly used by suppliers of critical national infrastructure are potentially the biggest threats to UK cyber security, according to a cyber defence expert. “Industrial […]

So what happens when all of our jobs are replaced by bots? Where will government revenues come from when employment is radically reduced. Bill Gates shares his thoughts on this in an article with Quartz Media by Kevin J.Delaney The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Abstract —Ransomware has recently emerged as the trending new business model for cybercrime with high-profile attacks on hospitals revealing how profitable the technique can be when used to hold operationally critical assets for ransom. Meanwhile, industrial control system (ICS) networks are still struggling to update their security practices due to the perceived absence of threats […]

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by Bill Fester on February 13, 2017

in Industries, Systems

From Mark Nixon Modeling and Control

Noticed this this afternoon and given the vagueness of International Paper’s post, I’m not sure they’re actually serious in hiring someone. Take a look: Process Control SME International Paper Loveland, OH 45140 II This position will report to the Manager, Process Control Group PL determination will be commensurate with experience 1. Purpose: Technology Subject Matter […]

October 25, 2016 1:16 PM From Voice Of AmericaDoug Bernard   A major security vulnerability affecting one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computerized industrial control systems, Schneider Electric, has recently been identified, according to a leading cybersecurity firm. Researchers at the Israel-based Indegy Corporation Tuesday publicly announced their identification of the security hole and […]

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 […]