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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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Smart Manufacturing Networks Cyber Security

This partnership enhances both OT and IT cyber security for industrial smart manufacturing networks. SCADAfence, a pioneer in securing industrial networks in smart manufacturing industries, announced Feb. 24 an alliance with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. This collaboration mitigates the inherent risks for manufacturers, such as operational downtime, process manipulation and theft of intellectual property, […]

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Security, Internet of Things Top ARC Forum Topics

Security and Internet of Things rocks. The annual ARC Advisory Group Industry Forum in Orlando maintained its value as a venue for company announcements. Many good ideas floated around the conversations. Since every post goes out as an email, I’m sensitive to how many I send. Therefore, I’m approaching all this news in the traditional […]

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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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CyberSecurity Blog Looks at IIoT Challenges

Belden’s “The State of Security” blog has published “5 Key Challenges for the Internet of Things (IIoT)” featuring thoughts from a variety of experts and observers. They included a couple of paragraphs from me. Check it out. Key Challenge #1: Settling on Device Capabilities Key Challenge #2: Supply Chain Concerns Key Challenge #3: Security Key […]

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Software Configurable Ethernet IO Module with Embedded Cyber Security

Bedrock Automation extends to the industrial Ethernet domain its commitment to deliver “Simple, Scalable and Secure” automation.  The SIO4.E Ethernet I/O module plugs into the Bedrock pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Bedrock’s patented Black Fabric cyber security protection. Each of the module’s five I/O channels is independently software configurable. The initial library of Ethernet protocols […]

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A New Take On ICS Cybersecurity

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity risks have become so public that CEOs and Board members are sponsoring projects within their companies and raising visibility of the issue. PAS Inc. CEO Eddie Habibi and General Manager of Cybersecurity and CMO David Zahn shared that news with me during a conversation this week regarding the release of […]

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