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ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation


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.

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Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program


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.

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

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


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

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ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

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.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

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.

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

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

CMMC Academy announces CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide

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.

IEC SC 48B Standards Committee for Copper Connectors publishes IEC 63171-6

T1 Industrial is the future interface for single pair Ethernet applications in industry. This standard is supported and integrated by the SPE relevant standards ISO/IEC 11801-3, ANSI TIA 1005-x and IEEE802.3cg.

Managing Compliance in Food Production

By Dominique Stucki, ABB Control Technology There was widespread panic across Europe in mid-2017 when millions of eggs were recalled due to being contaminated with Fipronil — a highly toxic insecticide that is banned in the EU.

United Nations commission to integrate ISA standards into cybersecurity regulatory framework

The ISA/IEC 62443 standards are developed primarily by the ISA99 committee of the International Society of Automation (ISA), with simultaneous review and adoption by the Geneva-based International Electrotechnical Commission.

Flare Monitoring Regulatory Compliance and Analyzers: An Analysis

By Scott Eddleman, Yokogawa In 2016, the EPA finalized its refinery sector rule on maximum achievable control technology (MACT) regulations, and gave refineries 18 months to comply. In this article, we’ll review the requirements and describe the three types of analyzers refineries can use to ensure compliance.

METTLER TOLEDO releases guides for food manufacturing productivity & compliance

METTLER TOLEDO’s new food guides are designed to help manufacturers improve their understanding of food-safety standards and introduce them to processing equipment and solutions that can help operations become more efficient:

ISA announces third edition release of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Appl

Dr. Wade—who has more than 50 years of experience designing, applying and installing process control systems—says the updated edition builds upon the real-world experiences and process knowledge of engineers and technicians to demonstrate the application of successful regulatory control strategies and techniques.

Compliance of the Victim: ARC Industry Forum Highlights an Industry in Transition

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com There is an common adage that has survived the ages: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Automation system users are expressing frustrations with existing systems and the lack of modern and open technology.

Top-Down Security Approach – The Final Stage for OT Protection and Compliance

By Shmulik Aran, NextNine This article, the fourth and final article in a series on OT security management for the manufacturing industry, will discuss a top down approach for protecting ICS systems

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