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OPC Foundation Elects Microsoft’s Matt Vasey to Board of Directors

Quite a deluge of press releases coming from the OPC Foundation preparing for the upcoming Hannover Messe. Microsoft was an original OPC supporter, and here a new representative from the company has joined the Board. Key to the announcement is OPC UA communication into the Microsoft Azure cloud. The OPC Foundation has elected Microsoft to […]

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Important Industrial Protocol News from OPC Foundation

I have been discussing the importance of industrial protocols to successful use of the Industrial Internet of Things. Among three news releases from the OPC Foundation is news about collaborative work between the Object Management Group (OMG) and OPC Foundation to let DDS and OPC UA play nicely in the same sandbox. This is key […]

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Protocol Wars–Vendors versus Standards

A couple of people commented on my protocol wars post I published yesterday. I’ll address a couple of comments and then push on toward some further enterprise level conclusions. Satish wrote: “Nice summary Gary! Standardization is a double edged sword for vendors and always there is a cautious approach. You know what happened with Real […]

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PTC Acquisition Bolsters Internet of Things Offering

Following on to last week’s quick post of PTC’s Internet of Things acquisition of Kepware, I’ve gone a little deeper into the build up to and the strategy of the acquisition. First off, the Internet of Things is a strategy. It isn’t a “thing.” PTC management seems to “get it.” As you’ll read further down, […]

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Real-Time Cyber Attack Detection for SCADA Devices

SCADA devices and networks remain a prime target for cyber attacks. Everything I’ve written has approached cybersecurity from a different angle. This is the first solution that has come my way that uses a deception approach. Attivo Networks announced Dec. 7, 2015 a release of its deception-based Attivo BOTsink solution that provides continuous threat detection […]

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Cyber Secure Industrial Control System Available for Purchase

Potentially viable start-ups are rare in the industrial automation space. Recently Russ Fadel, Rick Bullotta, and John Richardson did it with ThinkWorx an Internet of Things oriented software they sold to PTC. That was their second effort having previously sold Lighthammer to SAP. Now we have Albert Rooyakkers, CTO and inventor, and Bob Honor, president […]

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