Archive for the ‘Water & Wastewater’ Category

Reducing Control System Hardware Footprint

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Ben Skal presented on reducing the Ovation distributed control system hardware footprint at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. Virtualization technology is at the heart of this hardware footprint reduction and having less workstation and server hardware to maintain. Ben’s presentation focused on: What is virtualization & how it works Appropriate uses of virtual […]

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 […]

Applying Threat Intelligence for Industrial Control System Defense

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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There are many paths to pursue in improving cyber defenses for industrial control systems (ICS). At the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference, Emerson’s Tom Kizer presented on applying threat intelligence for system defense. Tom opened by acknowledging that identifying effective threat intelligence is difficult. Threat intelligence is data collected, organized, analyzed and refined about potential […]

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Trends and Compliance

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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As critical infrastructure, cybersecurity remains a top concern for electrical power, water and wastewater industry companies. At the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference, Emerson’s Jaime Foose led a panel of trends in cybersecurity threats and compliance. The panel included experts from National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)/ Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team […]

Technology Advancements for Power, Water & Wastewater Industries

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Monday, July 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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At the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference, Emerson’s Steve Schilling discussed the rapid changes going on in the power, water and wastewater industries and the changes in technology required to keep up with these changes. Steve opened highlighting some of the key issues worrying people in these industries—reliability, reliable integration of renewables and distributed energy […]