Digital Transformation: Lessons from a Leader

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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Is your company’s information technology (IT) department your friend or your enemy? Does it work with you to identify, evaluate, and select the best new digital technology to make your job easier and your

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15 Digitalization Game Changers in Power, Chemical Processing

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:09:24 +0000

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Each year, the Connected Plant Conference, presented by POWER and Chemical Engineering, recognizes people who are in the front line of implementing digital technologies in the power and chemical process industries. This year, we congratulate the following winners of the “Game Changer” awards, who will be honored at the Connected Plant Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, […]

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Cybersecurity Experts Warn of New ‘Hardened’ ICS-Specific Ransomware Variant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 01:47:11 +0000

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A primitive but unique ransomware variant that emerged in mid-December can forcibly stop a number of processes, including multiple items related to industrial control system (ICS) operations, industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos warned in a detailed report on Feb. 3. The ransomware known as “EKANS” (or “Snake,” which is “EKANS” spelled backwards) is “relatively straightforward” as […]

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Show Preview – Connected Plant Conference

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 05:32:16 +0000

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The Connected Plant Conference allows for interaction with the industry’s early adopters. Attendees will meet generators who are using the latest connected plant tools. The speaker lineup (Figure 1) provides

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The POWER Notebook: Power Sector Digitalization Accelerates

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:21:09 +0000

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The pace at which new digitalization technologies are being adopted in the power sector is dizzying, but news from major players in the sector—among them, AES, Invenergy, Google, and IBM—this week suggests it will only accelerate.  For more insight into power plant digitalization, including the latest in digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things […]

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TRITON/TRISIS Cyberattacker Has a New Target: Power Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:12:51 +0000

XENOTIME, a cyberthreat activity group thought responsible for TRISIS/TRITON malware attacks on safety instrumented systems (SIS) at an oil and gas Middle Eastern facility in 2017, has been probing power company networks in the U.S. and elsewhere, new intelligence from industrial control systems (ICS) security firm Dragos shows.  “In February 2019, Dragos identified a change in […]

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New Cyberattack by Group Behind TRITON/TRISIS Reported

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:45:39 +0000

Cybersecurity firm FireEye has uncovered and is responding to a new intrusion at an unnamed critical infrastructure facility that it suggests in an April 10 blog post was perpetrated by the group behind the TRITON attack, which prompted a process shutdown at a Middle Eastern facility in 2017. But while details of the new attack are sparse, […]

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New TRITON/TRISIS Cyberattack Reported at Critical Infrastructure Facility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:04:17 +0000

A new critical infrastructure facility has suffered a TRITON intrusion, says cybersecurity firm FireEye.  The company confirmed in an April 10 blog post that it has uncovered and is responding to an “an additional intrusion by the attacker behind TRITON at a different critical infrastructure facility.”  Details about the attack are sparse, but FireEye and […]

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Cyberattack Debilitates Major Aluminum and Hydropower Producer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:05:53 +0000

Norsk Hydro, a major global aluminum producer that is also Norway’s third-largest producer of hydropower, has been stricken by an extensive cyberattack—reportedly ransomware—that forced its entire global network offline. The company powers its sizable aluminum production operations with 20 hydropower plants concentrated in Telemark, Røldal-Suldal, Sogn, and Vennesla, producing a total 10 TWh per year. […]

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Connected Plant 2019  ‘Game Changers’: The People Behind Digital Innovation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 20:21:23 +0000

Behind the digital tools that make the industrial internet of things (IIOT) in the power generation and chemical process industries are people. The upcoming Connected Plant Conference—Feb. 19–21, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina—will recognize the achievements of 11 individuals and companies who are fast risers in the field. Through insight and experience, these “Game Changer” champions […]

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