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Don’t Neglect Social Engineering When Implementing Security Measures

Cybersecurity is a critical aspect of plant and machine safety, but all the firewalls and airgaps in existence cannot stop an even more insidious threat vector – social engineering. For highly secure processes that cannot risk a data breach, it’s important to look beyond what can be done on a computer. Continue reading

The Growing Ransomware Economy and How To Defend Against It

Last year, Ransomware payments reached a billion dollars – an increase of over 4,000% from the previous year. We learned in Carbon Black’s recent report on the ransomware economy that those staggering numbers may only represent the tip of the iceberg.  Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Colored Column Gauges

InduSoft is always busy improving the tools that make developing applications easier and quicker, and we want to share our efforts with you! We’re working on creating one new symbol each week that you can employ in your applications. Please feel free to modify and share these symbols, and tell us what you want to see! We’re always interested in hearing from you what symbols or symbol libraries you’re looking for. Continue reading

Converting FactoryTalk Me/SE Applications into InduSoft Web Studio

Free your process from hardware dependent software and make the change to a flexible and robust HMI/SCADA solution without completely redesigning your application. Import tags, screens, alarm configuration, and communication settings from your FactoryTalk projects. After converting applications, you can also edit and enhance them, leveraging any native feature of InduSoft Web Studio. Continue reading

Using the BACNE and BACSL Drivers with InduSoft Web Studio

Building Automation and Controls Network (or BACnet) introduced in 1995 as a standard by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The standard was designed to consolidate building automation, HVAC, fire, life safety, security, and a variety of other related functionality and communications into a single building-oriented or environmental-oriented protocol. The BACnet-1995 standard was within the Committee for European Standardization (CEN) in 2003 as CEN TC 247. It defines various levels or layers within building controls and automation as the Management Level, the Automation Level, and the Field Level. CEN TC 247 was finally used in the standard ISO 16484-5. Continue reading

Schneider Electric Software and InduSoft’s Offices are ISO-9001:2015 Certified!

Schneider Electric software and the InduSoft offices  have earned ISO-9001:2015 certification, and have passed this year’s audits for observing the standards and best practices of an ISO-9001:2015 certified company. The certification adds to previous ISO-9001 certifications for an approved Quality Management  System applying to ‘delivering a powerful family of products for developing high grade Windows-based applications in Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Embedded Systems.’ The premier product of InduSoft is InduSoft Web Studio, a SCADA/HMI software solution for various industries in industrial automation and more. Continue reading