A Fresh Look at the Best Industrial Network Security Strategies
Securing industrial networks from threats both inside and outside the firewall requires multiple strategies vs. relying on one particular technique.
There are many threats, so managers must deploy multiple solutions. The best defense is to combine many solutions in a multi-layered strategy.
The best strategy is defense in depth, relying on every procedure possible to make it as difficult as possible for intruders to gain access. The idea is to make it difficult enough so an attacker will give up. For attackers that do manage to breach the security protocols, it should take enough time to permit detection of the attack before they gain critical access... Read more
Sophisticated Automation Powers 9/11 Memorial Reflecting Pools at Ground Zero
The challenge: keeping 1.2 million gallons of water flowing and sparkling clear throughout all four seasons
Massive plumbing, pumps, filters, water chemistry tanks, and precision controls are required to keep two acre-size, 600,000-gal reflecting pools running smoothly 24/7 all year round.
Automation technology that runs the pools consists of a Simatic S7-300 controller, PROFIBUS fieldbus network, and 16 Simatic ET 200S distributed I/O nodes with integrated CPUs that provide local control for the same number of motorized pumps that keep each pool's water moving at 30,000 gallons per minute... Read more
Siemens and SPSU Collaborate on Mechatronics Education
Major grant and technology donations support development of Mechatronics Engineering program
Located in the Atlanta suburbs, Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) has partnered with Siemens Automation to establish one of the nation's leading undergraduate mechatronics engineering programs.
A key objective of the program is to help address what the National Science Board (NSB) has called “a troubling decline in the number of U.S. citizens who are training to become scientists and engineers.”
A look at how Siemens is working with SPSU to help reverse the grim statistics... Read more