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Hazards of Single Method of Cyber-Security Defense

Posted in Cyber-Security, Support Services on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. One comment so far
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Over at the Tofino blog is a post, SCADA Security: A Call-out to Control Engineers about Air Gaps, which every process automation professional should read. Eric Byres opens the post: Last week I discussed how security experts and ICS / SCADA vendors are giving up on the dream of the air gap as a viable […]

The Question of Common, Integrated, and Interfaced Safety Instrumented Systems

Posted in Safety on Friday, August 14th, 2009. No comments yet
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The question of integration with respect to safety instrumented systems (SIS) and basic process control systems (BPCS) continues unabated. Emerson’s Mike Boudreaux alerted me to a great article, The Question of Integration, in the June issue of Control Engineering Asia magazine. It was written by a TÜV FSExpert with one of the automation suppliers. He […]

Like Plant Safety, Build a Culture of Security

Posted in Cyber-Security, Operations Management on Friday, February 6th, 2009. No comments yet
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A popular TV drama series here in the U.S. recently dramatized a cyber-attack on a chemical plant, raising awareness of process manufacturing cyber-security risks outside our niche of process automation. Within our industry, this has been an area of concern for many years and is being addressed in many different ways. I mention this because […]