Articles & News on Connectivity & Cybersecurity

OPC UA FLC (Field Level Communication) Enables Integrated Manufacturing Business

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

The OPC UA FLC (Field Level Communication) initiative revolutionizes industrial communications to achieve integrated manufacturing business operations from sensor to enterprise and cloud.

Netwrix and Stealthbits Merge to Address the Growing Demand for Sensitive Data Protection

  • News

Two cybersecurity companies join forces to offer data security and privacy solutions to organizations of any size and in any region around the world. 

FDT Group Welcomes GP Systems GmbH as a New Corporate Member

  • News

End users drive manufacturers to deliver FDT standardized, data-centric asset management solutions.

The OPC Foundation Welcomes Inovance (China) as its 800th Member

  • News

The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Inovance as the 800th OPC Foundation member.

Panduit Announces North America Partner of the Year Award Winners

  • News

Panduit Corp., a global leader of innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions, recently announced the winners of the Panduit North America Partner of the Year and its Regional Partners of the Year.

OPC Foundation and ECLASS Collaborate to Advance M2M Interoperability

  • News

The combination of OPC UA functionality and the ECLASS semantic dictionary is poised to accelerate the start of true industrial interoperability.

The State of the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS)

  • by Melissa Landon
  • Feature

In a presentation during the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) Virtual Process Industry Conference (PIC) on Nov. 17, 2020, Don Bartusiak, president of Collaborative Systems Integration and co-chair of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), gave an overview of OPAF’s published standards and the planned future work of the forum.

ODVA Discusses New Principal Member, Cybersecurity, 2021 Directions

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

ODVA’s briefing included naming HARTING a new principal member, details on CIP Security enhancements for EtherNet/IP that enable user-level authentication, and the standard organization’s strategic priorities for 2021.

OPC Foundation and PLCopen Release Version 1.02 of the 'OPC UA for IEC61131-3' Specification

  • News

The extended “OPC UA for IEC61131-3” specification now supports the current 3rd edition of the IEC61131-3 standard and simplifies vendor adoption.

New Threat Intelligence Reveals Misuse of DNS Protocol

  • by Alessandro Di Pinto
  • Feature

In this article, I want to highlight a trend recently uncovered by the Nozomi Networks labs team regarding new misuse of the DNS protocol. This phenomenon is already impacting corporate networks; plus, it opens the door to significant threats in the future. We urge security teams to gain an understanding of this new threat intelligence and centrally monitor their networks for traffic related to DNS resolvers susceptible of misuse.