Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

  • News

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

  • Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

  • News

All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

  • News

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

  • News

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

  • News

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

DD/FDI Package to DTM + Customization = Easy Integration

  • News

With the invention of smart field instruments, device drivers associated with them have become crucially important to fetch valuable diagnostic information to improve operations and performance saving valuable time and money.

GE Digital announces free Remote Monitoring and Control licenses to iFIX and CIMPLICITY users

  • News

The web-based solution gives plant operators and management teams real-time monitoring and control access to plant operations and performance over a secure-by-design connection such as VPN. This allows critical infrastructure to operate with a reduced crew on site, while being able to coordinate with their wider teams remotely.

CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide

  • News

The CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide is intended to help defense suppliers understand the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity compliance program. The online guide is available to members of the Academy.

Digital Twin Strategies: Manufacturing tips for successful implementation

  • by Jason Kasper
  • Opinion

The definition of Digital Twin has been well vetted over the last few years, yet it seems when it’s time to pilot projects, it is forgotten. By working out these kinks, everything else―including performance monitoring, IIoT, predictive analytics and operational simulation―will fall into place.