Archive for the ‘Cyber-Security’ Category

Cybersecurity Planning and Preparation

Posted in Cyber-Security on Monday, November 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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A digital transformation is well underway with many manufacturers striving to improve safety, reliability, efficiency, emissions and/or throughput. The Industrial Internet of Things is making it possible to monitor more areas of the production operations than was possible in a fully-wired technology era. A strong cybersecurity program must go hand in hand with this digital […]

Successfully Addressing NERC CIP Cybersecurity Standards

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power on Friday, October 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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The power industry is perhaps the furthest along in hardening their cybersecurity defenses due to the work of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) on the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) cybersecurity standards—now at version 6. In a Power magazine article, Tackling NERC CIP and Cybersecurity at America’s Largest Gas-fired Cogeneration Plant, this electrical energy […]

Driving Sustainable Cybersecurity Programs

Posted in Cyber-Security on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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EnergySec is a consortium with the mission, “…to support energy sector organizations with the security of their critical technology infrastructures.” Their EnergySec Summit 2017 is happening this week. The focus of this conference is: Defining and developing strategies to strengthen critical infrastructure protection programs Learning the details about the latest standards (e.g, AMI Security, NERC […]

DCS Cybersecurity Tips and Updates

Posted in Cyber-Security on Friday, August 11th, 2017. No comments yet
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Most of the process manufacturing facilities across the world is considered critical infrastructure. From the energy we consume to the medicines we take, manufacturers work to deliver these products as safely, reliably and efficiently as they can. And with the threat of cyber-attacks growing more common, cybersecurity remains a growing concern and focus. Emerson’s Rick […]

Suite of Cybersecurity Technologies and Practices

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Adam Boeckmann presented the Power and Water Cybersecurity Suite at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. He opened describing the team that formed over the last several years that now supports more than 200 sites in the U.S. alone. He shared the story of the recent Wannacry/WannaCrypt ransomware cyber-attack. In March of 2017, Microsoft […]