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Microsoft Makes Huge Investment In OPC Open Source Code

OPC UA was everywhere in the Digital Factory and automation areas of Hannover Fair 2017.  Not only was the expanded OPC Foundation stand busy, an “OPC Wall” at the Microsoft stand was constantly packed. Microsoft executives took attendees on a digital path using OPC UA from the factory to the Azure cloud. Spokespeople pointed out […]

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PAS Announces Investment to Fuel Its Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Business

Keep watching the cybersecurity space for more action.  Already this week, I wrote about two different approaches to industrial cybersecurity. Here is the story of an investment so that a company with history can pivot and go deeper into this market segment. PAS has been known improving alarm management and control system asset integrity. It […]

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Secure IoT Connectivity From the Edge to Cloud

When all things are connected, security becomes the crucial yet often overlooked component of the plan. Dell EMC as an enterprise IT supplier is long familiar with the necessity for planning security. This addition to its IoT Partner Network adds another dimension to its secure IoT offering. We have watched Dell EMC steadily building its […]

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Cyber Security Featured at Recent ARC Forum

Cyber security was a pervasive topic at the recent ARC Forum in Orlando. There were at least five suppliers with exhibits featuring security. Several were startups headed by former Israeli security officers. Guess they should know what they’re doing. Featured: Bedrock Automation Claroty / Rockwell Automation Indegy PAS Nazomi Bedrock Automation Bedrock Automation announced newly […]

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Jacobs and Bedrock Automation to Pursue Open Secure Automation Systems Opportunities

Bedrock Automation has built a good automation platform with built-in security and toughness. I’ve been watching to see just how disruptive it might be in the market. In this announcement, it is showing further growth in its go-to-market strategy of working with integrators. It has signed a memorandum of agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., […]

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Data Forgery Protection Defends Critical Industrial Control Systems from Cyber Threats

Cyber protection takes on a number of forms. Most everything involves “defense in depth” strategies. I just talked with an Israeli company started by former security agents who has found a different vulnerability and counteracts it. This is the first of three press releases I’ve been sitting on for release today. I guess Nov. 15 is […]

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New Products Introduced by Schneider Electric at Connect 2016

Schneider Electric automation President Gary Freburger talked about living in a time of immense change in the industry. Sandy Vasser of ExxonMobil (my last report) discussed some of the disruptions his team is working on. One of the disruptions relates to configurable I/O. At the conference, Schneider Electric announced an update to its Intelligent Marshalling […]

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