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21 Jan

Justifying Cyber Security

Posted by James Cage |
Jan 21, 2015

Tags: Process Industry, Power Generation Industry, Life Sciences Industry, In The News, Security, Archestranaut

“SIs are responsible for system designs, and like it or not, security is a part of every system.” – Jeff Shearer, Principal Security Architect for Rockwell Automation.

For the last several months, I’ve had the privilege of working with Jeff Shearer, one of a handful of genuine security experts with deep knowledge of industrial control systems.

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15 Jan

Book Review: Industrial Network Security

Posted by Andy Robinson |
Jan 15, 2015

Tags: In The News, Archestranaut

Industrial Network Security, Second Edition: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems Paperback by: Eric d. Knapp and Joel Thomas Langill

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18 Oct

Thoughts from the User Conference and Opening Up

Posted by Andy Robinson |
Oct 18, 2014

Tags: Wonderware, Archestranaut

Hello to all my junior Archestranauts!

Apologies in advance for my lack of posts for this long duration. I've been knee deep in alligators with my new project in Taiwan and unfortunately working on the blog just hasn't been a 1A priority.

I want to talk about a few things that have recently happened, giving you some insight and something get excited about.

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06 Oct

Migration to Virtual Systems

Posted by James Cage |
Oct 06, 2014

Tags: Power Generation Industry, In The News, Virtualization, Archestranaut

My first impression? I thought it wasn't a good plan to put all your eggs in one basket. I still get that a lot from potential users. It represents a misunderstanding of what virtualization is all about.- Jay Pritchett, Director of Engineering at Altran North America.

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09 Sep

Avid in the News

Posted by Avid Solutions |
Sep 09, 2014

Tags: Process Industry, Power Generation Industry, In The News, Security, Virtualization, Archestranaut

Automation World Magazine has selected a column by Avid engineer James Cage for their print edition. The column (3 Tips for Safe and Effective Virtualization) was originally published online as a guest blog on the Automation World web site.

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21 Jul

Improved Cascade Solutions

Posted by Avid Solutions |
Jul 21, 2014

Tags: Power Generation Industry, In The News, Security, Articles, Virtualization, Archestranaut

Previously, we looked at the use of simple cascade control for heat exchangers as one method to improve efficiency by reducing process deviations. In this article, we will first provide a potentially more efficient solution to the simplified cascade

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07 Jul

Virtualization - Safe and Effective

Posted by James Cage |
Jul 07, 2014

Tags: Power Generation Industry, In The News, Security, Articles, Virtualization, Archestranaut

If you haven't already installed a virtual process control system, the chances are that you will soon. Virtualization, particularly platform virtualization, has swept through process control at a speed that would have been difficult to believe a few years ago. But are these systems as safe and effective as they could be?

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