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3 Reasons Why You Need an Industrial Control System (ICS) Assessment

Brendan Quigley | December 1st, 2017 How often does your IT group inform your company about the latest hacking trends affecting company email and systems? The hackers, or “bad actors” in the corporate and industrial world, have moved way beyond the poorly-worded email guaranteeing millions of dollars that you inherited from an unknown and deceased relative. They

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7 Tips for Better Controls and Instrumentation RFP/RFQ Results

Eli Jenkins | November 20th, 2017 End-of-year budgeting is here again and your project that has been postponed for several years has finally been made a priority. As with many, the project needs to be started before the actual year-end so that the funds can be separated across two fiscal years. Unfortunately, time is running out and

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How Does IIoT Affect Me?

Brendan Quigley | November 2nd, 2017 The purpose of this blog is to bring awareness to the advances of the IoT (Internet of Things)and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and to initiate conversations among different groups within an organization to better understand the direct impact of IIoT on their company’s success. How Does IIoT Relate To Your Business? If

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How Vulnerable Is Your Industrial Control System (ICS)?

Robbie Peoples, P.E. | September 29th, 2017 Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI is quoted to have said there are two kinds of companies; ones that have been hacked, and those that will be hacked. Other experts have noted that many companies have been hacked but are not yet aware of it because they do

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Fresenius, Cross Company use Siemens Simatic Batch to satisfy FDA requirements

Dave Perkon | September 21st, 2017 This is a guest post from Control. Read the original here.  Globally, Fresenius Medical Care has more than 100,000 employees and is the world’s largest provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis. “The facility provides peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions,” said Dennis White. “It’s basically ultra-pure water used to help with

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The Growing Need For Industrial Control System Cybersecurity

Eli Jenkins | September 1st, 2017 The following addresses several key points of security threats on the Industrial Control System (ICS). This includes, but is not limited to, all elements of the control layer infrastructure: PLC/DCS HMI (Eng and Operator Stations) / SCADA / RTU / Web Server Instrumentation & Electric Devices This information should interest the

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A Phased Migration from Siemens APACS to Siemens PCS 7

Lindsey Clark | August 30th, 2017 Siemens announced the start of the “cancellation” phase of APACS products in 2011. If you still have APACS hardware running your plant, then there’s a good chance that you’ve started looking at migration options and Siemens recommends the SIMATIC PCS 7 line of controllers and remote I/O. Figure 1: Siemens Support, APACS+ and

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New Partnership with Altizon for IIoT Solutions

Andrew Abernathy | August 29th, 2017 Knoxville, TN (8/29/17) ­ Cross Integrated Systems Group, a systems integrator specializing in critical controls and data solutions for industrial customers is pleased to announce we have signed an agreement with Altizon to provide Datonis®, a highly advanced IIoT solution for manufacturing. Datonis®, by Altizon accelerates IT/OT integrations by helping quickly

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Commissioning For Process Controls: The Pursuit of Excellence

Randy Goff | August 23rd, 2017 Commissioning is a team effort to document the continuity of a project as it moves from one project phase to the next. To achieve commissioning excellence requires that the testing documents be accurate and written in an orderly fashion. The Documentation Gatekeeper, a.k.a the Commission Lead, is responsible to develop, teach,

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