Manufacturing Automation & SCADA

A popular definition of SCADA is a control system architecture that uses PC's, networked data communications and human machine interfaces for higher level process supervisory management

The Industrial IoT Risks You Must Not Ignore in 2018

Scott Allen for Sys-Con Media: Security, therefore, will ultimately be the limiting factor on how much IoT technology is deployed.

Owl Computing Technologies to Speak on Industrial Control System Cybersecurity in Japan

Owl to address top Japanese cybersecurity talent from critical infrastructure industries

Bosch, SAP team up for Industry 4.0

Peter Gutierrez for IoT Hub:  Bosch and SAP will combine their expertise on cloud technologies and software solutions to make inroads into the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 markets. Customers will be able to use SAP’s HANA database platform within Bosch’s IoT Cloud, which the companies hope will enable large-scale data processing for IoT applications in real-time. Bosch’s IoT microservices will also be made available in SAP’s HANA cloud platform, providing multiple device and component connectivity.   Cont'd...

IMTS - SCADAware to Introduce New Production Monitoring Product - StatusWatch Live - at IMTS

In answer to the plant efficiency and OEE needs of manufacturers large and small, SCADAware will unveil a game-changing, simplified, Andon-based production monitoring system - StatusWatch Live - at the 2016 IMTS.

Top Teams' Automated Cybersecurity Systems Preparing for Final Face-off

DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Final Event Aims to Usher In New Era of Scalable, Machine-speed Software Search and Repair

Industry 4.0 breathes new life into cybersecurity

Dave Sutton for IT Pro Portal:  A technical evolution has taken place, which has made cyberthreats more potent than at any other time in our history. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, over half of British businesses will suffer cyberattacks by 2018. As businesses seek to embrace Industry 4.0, cybersecurity protection must be a top priority for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). These attacks are financially crippling, reduce production and business innovation, and cost lives. In years gone by, legacy ICS were developed with proprietary technology and were isolated from the outside world, so physical perimeter security was deemed adequate and cybersecurity was not relevant. However, today the rise of digital manufacturing means many control systems use open or standardised technologies to both reduce costs and improve performance, employing direct communications between control and business systems. Companies must now be proactive to secure their systems online as well as offline.   Cont'd...

Tripwire Announces Cyber Security Solution for Industrial Automation

Tripwire provides unified visibility for networks, endpoints and controllers in manufacturing environments

Icon Labs Announces New Floodgate Defender™, the First Complete Low-cost Compact Industrial Firewall

Floodgate Defender Mark III provides protection from cyber-attacks for legacy industrial, medical, military, and critical infrastructure equipment

Eaton Introduces New Family of Industrial Automation and Control Solutions to Support Faster, More Powerful OEM Applications

Designed as an intuitive and cost effective offering for dynamic machinery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and serial machine builders, the XV-300 supports Eaton's new XN-300 I/O product, which is an ultra-compact, slice-card-based modular I/O system with tool-less plug-in assembly. The XV-300 also supports other I/O networks such as EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS-DP, ProfiNet and EtherCAT.

Rick Caldwell of SCADAware Gives Presentation at Award Ceremony for Dick Morley, the First Recipient of the CSIA Association's Lifetime Achievement Award

Rick Caldwell, president and founder of SCADAware, gives presentation on the career accomplishments of his long-time mentor and automation industry pioneer, Dick Morley, at the 2016 CSIA Executive Conference award ceremony.

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