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Different Approaches for Managing DCSs and Enterprise Systems

Posted in Cyber-Security, Technologies on Friday, April 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Dennis Tkacs Why do computer driven systems fail? It’s a subject I want to develop over the next few blog posts. And by fail I don’t mean technically, but rather why do they fail to meet the business cases under which their procurement was initially justified? There are multiple reasons and none have to […]

In a Post-Stuxnet World

Posted in Cyber-Security on Thursday, January 13th, 2011. No comments yet
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Last Friday, I saw a tweet from’s Nancy Bartels on an updated Industrial Defender whitepaper on the Stuxnet virus (registration required.) The whitepaper was very comprehensive and opens: …Stuxnet worm is described by Symantec’s reverse-engineering experts as the most sophisticated piece of malware they have ever seen. The worm contained four “zero day” vulnerabilities […]

Bringing Smarts and Peace to Automation and IT

Posted in Cyber-Security, Operations Management on Thursday, November 20th, 2008. No comments yet
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Emerson’s DeltaV team announced news of new smart switches for the DeltaV control network. The topic of cyber-security is on the minds of a lot of process manufacturers right now. In fact, the November 2008 issue of Control magazine is devoted to security-related issues for process manufacturers. I discussed in an earlier post how commercial […]