The second round call for speakers for Haystack Connect has closed and we are excited to announce the presenters and topics. Haystack is known for the quality of its technical program and this year will raise the bar even further. Quite simply, this is the place where the industry leaders in the use of device and equipment data gather to network and share in an open and collegial environment. Here is a quick overview of program highlights:
Jim Fletcher, Strategy Partner, Momenta Partners
Well You Didn’t Know What You Didn’t Know: Bringing Organization to the Data Chaos, to Derive Insight and Generate Actions – the capabilities and disruptions that a data-driven future will create.
New for 2019 and sure to be exciting, Haystack Pitchfest will showcase new products and services using Haystack—think”Shark Tank” for data. 11 companies will pitch both commercial products and open-source initiatives in a rapid fire session.
Hear how Haystack is being deployed in real-world applications by practitioners from around the world. Topics include: Integrating with CMMS, applying Haystack in data centers, industrial facilities, smart cities and how Haystack enables the application of Artificial Intelligence. Plus, join us on the journey towards high performance data-driven buildings with sessions on fault detection and diagnostics, and optimized controls with speakers from industry and government research labs including NREL and LBNL.
There has been tremendous amount of work over the past two years to enhance and extend Haystack tagging. A core focus of the Technical Track will be a detailed review of Haystack 4—the result of almost two years of work by Working Group 551 which includes a suite of new features to take modeling your data to the next level. Get an update on the latest version ofnHaystack for Niagara systems, see how Current, powered by GE is applying Haystack 4 to lighting systems and participate in other working groups.
NEW TO HAYSTACK?
You don’t need to be a Haystack expert to attend and benefit from the conference—IN FACT Haystack Connect 2019 is the place to start your journey in learning how to apply semantics to device and equipment data. The program includes a special session on day 1 to get new users up to speed quickly.
All of this, plus the expo hall, networking, and the IBB will be back! There’s so much to learn, see and do at HaystackConnect and these are only a few of the highlights. Visitwww.haystackconnect.org/
EPISODE 8 – Special Thanks and Lessons Learned from Host, Aaron.
Recorded from a beach in Ixtapa, Mexico; Aaron introduces his wife, Charlotte … Covering Company Culture and sharing a couple of key lessons for Young Guns. Also communicating some reflection lessons that are valuable to Young Guns as well as expecting our first-Education-Centred episode with Conestoga College in Cambridge, ON for a future episode.
NGI announces a new co-host: fellow Young Gun; Brent Burrows from Entek. He started his first podcast with Eric on the ControlTalkNOW this week; we look forward to getting Brent rocking!
Finally, Aaron’s first-ever-recording of Next Generation Innovation (and first-ever podcast) … It’s an off-the-cuff, Thank You to all the key industry people that have been a part of building the ANT Colony over the past three years (since 2015) … Pay close attention; many of you are likely to hear your names : ) This one is a little embarrassing, but you can see where we were headed … Adam Gorka is featured on background guitar.
As the final Episode pre-new-co-host … This is a great closure to a brief solo chapter in Next Generation Innovation.
Monitor big building networks, with Visual BACnet Site Manager
“As we have worked with our customers and partners, we have seen how complicated their building networks can become. This new release is a big development for controls engineers who need to understand the overall health of the network, give access to different vendors, and be able to pinpoint specific problems,” said Monica McMahen, Director of Marketing at Optigo Networks. “It is also a true collaboration with our customers at Penn State University, who beta-tested and consulted throughout the development process.”
Optigo’s Visual BACnet Site Monitoring is a powerful software platform that lets users track network trends and expose recurring issues. The Network Health Score is a quantifiable measure of the network’s condition, with key issues highlighted for easy reference. Users can spot problems, drill down, and troubleshoot to resolve. Email alerts can even be set for sudden changes in network health.
The new Visual BACnet Site Manager aggregates different capture nodes across the building or campus network, and calculates overall and individual network health scores. This information is organized into a simplified dashboard, for seamless navigation. From there, facility managers can monitor and track the overall site score, and easily pinpoint problem areas. Monitored sites can even be shared at different access levels — Admin or View Only — with coworkers, vendors, contractors, and other parties.
The innovative Visual BACnet Site Manager gives facility managers the power to organize, understand, optimize, and collaborate on their building and campus networks.
Visual BACnet Site Manager will be officially available April 25, 2019. To learn more about this new release, register for Optigo’s upcoming webinar with Penn State University. The webinar will cover key benefits and features of the Site Manager, and show how Penn State uses Visual BACnet on their campus.
About Optigo Networks
Optigo Networks simplifies the complex for people who own, manage, and work in smart buildings. Our edge-to-cloud platforms are focused on meaningful analytics and centralized management. With award-winning hardware and software solutions, we’re the first to address the growing complexity of securely connecting the thousands of little machines that make up our buildings. We ensure healthy networks in a rising number of commercial buildings around the world, from stadiums to shopping malls, high-rises, data centres, university campuses, and more. Our solutions are continuously evolving to meet the needs of smart buildings worldwide, with healthy networks, simplicity, and people in mind.
Performance expectations for a building automation system are rising, and those opportunities generally focus on improving efficiency and reliability by leveraging more data. New Belimo products allow easy integration using standard BAS protocols to increase controllability and visibility of data inside of end devices. Join us for this webinar to learn more and take advantage of these new products that are available now.
PITTSBURGH, March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California-based Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $33 million. The acquisition accelerates MSA’s strategy to enhance worker safety through the use of cloud technology and wireless connectivity, while supplementing the company’s organic investments in software-as-a-service applications, including its recently established Safety io™subsidiary.
Based in Milpitas, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor is a leading provider of fixed gas and flame detection (FGFD) instruments and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and help protect high-value infrastructure assets. Typical uses for Sierra Monitor technology include wastewater treatment facilities, light manufacturing, transportation infrastructures, and HVAC applications. Sierra Monitor has annual revenue of approximately $20 million and approximately 80 employees.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to add Sierra Monitor to our core product portfolio and we look forward to welcoming the Sierra Monitor team to MSA,” said Nish Vartanian, MSA President and CEO. “Today’s agreement effectively fast tracks the timetable for our Safety io subsidiary to expand into infrastructure applications for our FGFD systems,” he said.
Launched in late 2018, Safety io is focused on leveraging wireless technology and cloud computing to enable a broad range of connected safety services and applications, including those involving the use of MSA portable gas monitors. “With Sierra Monitor’s extensive IIoT gateway offerings and its recent investments in cloud technology, we can accelerate our own connectivity strategy while also expanding our FGFD product line in a way that enables us to better serve markets where we do not currently have a market leading position,” Mr. Vartanian said. “Overall, this acquisition positions us to best leverage the broad potential of Safety io.”
In addition to connecting its own line of FGFD devices, Sierra Monitor’s IIoT solutions – marketed under the FieldServer brand – have extensive protocols to facilitate the connection of a broad array of infrastructure assets, such as boiler controls, chillers, lighting controls and any equipment that is integrated into a typical building management system. With a strong track record of innovation, Sierra Monitor has combined industrial sensing and automation with emerging technologies to provide IIoT solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets.
Sierra Monitor’s revenue base is evenly split between FGFD instruments and connectivity gateways that enable original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators to locally or remotely monitor and control fixed infrastructure assets. Sierra Monitor’s FGFD devices – branded as Sentry IT fire and gas detection solutions – protect personnel and facility infrastructures across a range of applications including wastewater treatment, alternative energy vehicle fueling and maintenance, and the oil and gas industry.
MSA Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ken Krause, who leads the company’s corporate development activities, commented, “As we look at our corporate strategy and where the safety market is headed over the long term, we see connectivity as an important differentiator.” Mr. Krause noted that MSA’s global installed base of FGFD systems consists of hundreds of thousands of instruments across the world. “The Sierra Monitor acquisition not only provides the opportunity to start to bring those instruments into the Industrial IoT, it enhances and supplements the organic investments we’ve been making in connectivity applications and software-as-a-service offerings,” he said.
“MSA’s leadership position in the safety market and commitment to innovation make it a natural home for Sierra Monitor,” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Sierra Monitor. “By leveraging MSA’s leading edge FGFD product offerings, and software engineering resources and expertise, we have the opportunity to scale our business and expand our reach far beyond the installed base and markets we have access to today.”
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. With approximately 85 percent of its revenue from the U.S. and Canada, Sierra Monitor’s financial results will be primarily reflected in MSA’s Americas business segment.
About MSA Safety
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices. With 2018 revenues of $1.4 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America. For more information visit MSA’s web site at www.MSAsafety.com.
About Sierra Monitor Corporation
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, Calif., Sierra Monitor was founded forty years ago (in 1978) and has been a public company since 1989. Recently named a “Top Place to Work” in Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor combines a distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services. As a result, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. The company’s vision is to capitalize on the expanding worldwide demand for knowledge-based products and services that improve operational performance, productivity, efficiency and safety in building automation, industrial, and military applications, while reducing demands on resources and energy consumption.
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Except for historical information, certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to all projections and anticipated levels of future performance, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about MSA’s and Sierra Monitor’s managements’ future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects. Forward looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those discussed herein. Any number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from projections or forward looking statements, including without limitation the ability to consummate the transaction, risks that the conditions to the closing of the transaction are not satisfied, litigation relating to the transaction, the ability of MSA to successfully integrate Sierra Monitor’s operations and employees, unexpected costs, changes or expenses resulting from the transaction, risks that the transaction disrupts the current plans and operations of MSA and Sierra Monitor, the ability to realize anticipated synergies and cost savings, competition from larger and more established companies in Sierra Monitor’s markets, MSA’s ability to successfully grow Sierra Monitor’sbusiness, potential adverse reactions or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement of the transaction, the retention of key employees, global economic conditions, spending patterns of government agencies, competitive pressures, product liability claims, the success of new product introductions, currency exchange rate fluctuations and the risks of doing business in foreign countries. A full listing of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are detailed from time-to-time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our most recent Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2019. You are strongly urged to review all such filings for a more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties. MSA’s SEC filings are readily obtainable at no charge at www.sec.gov, as well as on its own investor relations website at http://investors.MSAsafety.com. MSA undertakes no duty to publicly update any forward looking statements contained herein, except as required by law.
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SANTA CLARA, California, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the global market for Internet of Things (IoT) in smart buildings, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Lynxspring with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The company’s edge-to-enterprise platform for smart buildings and IoT systems allows users to manage connected devices at the edge, in the network, as well as the cloud. It backs its solution up with solid end-to-end customer service to present its customers with best-in-class customer value.
“Lynxspring’s E2E platform provides exceptional service delivery and value enhancements through a well-synchronized suite of solutions to ensure timely integration with a smart building’s infrastructure,” said Konkana Khaund, Director of Consulting at Frost & Sullivan. “By helping users perform functions at the edge, along with the cloud, Lynxspring’s E2E platform enables users to connect and access data straight from the platform, as opposed to having to search devices, sensors, or pieces of equipment. This solution provides users immediate, actionable information to implement changes instantly.”
In an increasingly connected environment, Lynxspring understands the value of collaborating with multiple groups through multiple alliances to support connectivity in its products. Its partnership ecosystem includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, as well as building owners and operators, which helps it extend the lifetime value of all the equipment and service offerings. Furthermore, cross leveraging data from OEMs’ systems creates richer visualization and analytics for customers.
Much of the technology available in the built environment depends on system integrators; Lynxspring created a channel of approximately 250 system integrator partners throughout North America and in a few select international countries to support the built environment effectively. These partners deploy the company’s technology in commercial office buildings, retail spaces, and universities. Lynxspring’s technology can support other sectors in the IoT space that need to connect and obtain data—including non-traditional customers that may not be part of the building space but need to resolve challenges related to connectivity, access to data, integration, or interoperability.
“Before deployment, the Lynxspring Professional Services (LPS) team collaborates with customers to assess their individual needs and determine the most efficient route for integration and optimization. Together, they develop a plan, including a functional guide specification that outlines the operational value and desired outcome of the project,” noted Khaund. “Lynxspring intends to apply the basic structure of E2E in other relevant IoT markets such as agriculture and equipment control while fortifying relationships with existing customers. This visionary strategy and robust platform will enhance the company’s value proposition and set it apart from its peers.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company’s unique focus on augmenting the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Embracing open software and hardware platforms, Lynxspring develops, manufactures and distributes edge-to-enterprise solutions and IoT technology to create intelligent buildings, better energy management systems, equipment control and specialty machine-to-machine and IoT applications. Lynxspring technologies and solutions simplify connectivity, integration, interoperability, data access and normalization and analytics from the edge to the enterprise. The company’s solutions are deployed in billions of square feet of commercial settings in the United States and internationally. More information about Lynxspring is available at https://www.lynxspring.com.
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I have avoided this discussion in the past because understanding and highlighting all of the potential security and privacy concerns could paralyze us. For some 20 years plus we have operated in a wild west manner mashing our machines with the open internet achieving amazing things quickly. I do not want to lose this platform of global innovation and participation.
My concern is that in fencing every risk we will be the ones behind the fences immobilized and paralyzed, victims of our own thoughts. I have grave concerns that the risk of over-regulation could be worse than our worst cybersecurity concerns.
Yet, our Building Automation Systems are considered not secure. We need to fix this as we install more and more sophisticated smart building technologies, many of which involve IT systems, we have become IT people. We need to think like IT people, we need to revisit our existing systems security and clean up our mess.
We gathered the views of several Cybersecurity experts to provide us with advice on how to proceed without immobilizing ourselves. I am extremely pleased and amazed at the width and depth of coverage.
Anto Budiardjo and Ken Sinclair discuss the fact that “Our collective success is based on our weakest link.” and why we assemble this collection of industry experts to speak to Cybersecurity.
James Lee, CEO, Cimetrics, Inc. “Our collective success is based on our weakest link. Our industry is inherently collaborative. We seldom work alone on a project, and partnering is our modus operandi.”
The first and most important aspect for all players in the industry is that cybersecurity is everyone’s business, not just the experts. Yes, cybersecurity is a complex subject but we are not all going to nerd out on the intricacies of ciphers, zero-day threats, certificates and so on.
What every single professional must demand is that our devices, systems, and buildings are secure from cyber threats. Every proposal, project meeting and company planning session going forward must discuss how cybersecurity is being addressed in that instance.
This leads to my second point: Our collective success is based on our weakest link. Our industry is inherently collaborative. We seldom work alone on a project, and partnering is our modus operandi. This means not only does each player need to deal with cybersecurity in their work, but it is the task of everyone to ensure others in the value chain deliver solutions that are secure.
A useful tool many other industries use to chart their process of bringing cybersecurity to the forefront is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, a comprehensive set of standards, guidelines and best practices created through a collaborative process by the U.S. government agency responsible for cybersecurity matters.
Fred Gordy of Intelligent Buildings, LLC provides cybersecurity evaluation of building control systems.
The State of BAS Cybersecurity IB performs a series of assessments both before the site visit and once on site. There are several tools and methods we use to complete a holistic cybersecurity evaluation of building control systems.
In 2018 the number of assessments we performed increased to more than double of 2017. This was due in part to the growing awareness of the need for securing building control systems, but also the real and present danger of attacks to building control systems. In this article, I will share the results of assessments and BAS attacks we have first-hand knowledge of.
Our contributing editor Anto Budiardjo has been encouraging me to get this discussion to be the theme for April. I agree.
On the technology front, IoT (Internet of Things) is driving down the cost of hardware; open source is democratizing software development, and communication technologies from 5G to WiFi are making connectivity cheap and ubiquitous. From a social perspective, we are all living super-connected lives with our smartphones as a must-have tool for both business and personal use. With that in mind, there is very little standing in the way of the BAS industry from leveraging this pervasive connectivity to achieve IT convergence and increase the value of what it offers.
Marc Petock, Lynxspring, Inc Contributing Editor
The Business Side of Cyber Security Why it Matters
Summary; In today’s data-driven economy and smart based buildings, it is essential we collect, store and adequately protect data and proprietary secrets. Failure to do so will significantly damage a company’s brand, have an adverse effect on operations and directly impact revenue and profitability.
The frequency of cyber attacks is only going to accelerate over the coming years. Therefore it is vital that we have a full understanding of the inherent business risks and implications. Balancing cyber security priorities with business flexibility and agility is a tough challenge. But it’s a challenge every organization faces as it strives to drive growth, achieve competitive advantage and maximize operational and performance efficiencies.
Cyber security is hard and always will be. Attackers will continue to innovate with new techniques, deception and determination. The challenge isn’t people, process, or technology; they all exist today and are available. The big issue is the internal culture at companies and the understanding of cyber security from a business perspective and why it matters.
It all comes to one thing– risk. How much are you willing to take? We can no longer take a wait-and-see philosophy or “it’s not going to happen to us” approach when it comes to prioritizing and aligning cyber initiatives within our buildings. As we operate in an interconnected environment, we must look at their entire ecosystem and spread and share responsibilities, creating security partnerships. Cyber security is no longer an individual company effort; it is a shared responsibility among us all.
Kevin T. Smith, CTO, Tridium It is our goal that smart building owners and operators avoid the harsh realities of cyberattacks
Towards a Cybersecurity Partnership in Connected Buildings
Over the past few months, there has been some well-needed government and media attention paid to the cybersecurity posture of control systems used in smart buildings and Operational Technology (OT) networks. Cyber-threat watchers note that there continues to be a significant number of these control systems that are configured in an insecure manner and exposed on the Internet. This is something that must change.
Decades ago, organizations had to quickly become savvy about protecting their Information Technology (IT) networks from remote attackers. As IT networks grew, so did the cybersecurity threats — viruses, malware, and phishing attacks proliferated, and they continue to do so. Organizations that experienced early, highly publicized cyberattacks and data breaches learned painful and costly lessons. In too many of those cases, proper focus on cybersecurity awareness and best practices only happened after such an attack. Luckily, we can learn from those mistakes and lessons from the past and apply them to OT networks today. It is our goal that smart building owners and operators avoid the harsh realities of cyberattacks now by taking a proactive approach towards cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity is a partnership: we all have a role to play.
For decades now, the vision of intelligent buildings that self-correct when they are wasting energy and self-adjust when they are providing anything less than a healthy, comfortable and productivity-enhancing indoor environment for occupants has been driving the building automation industry forward. Today, advancements in cloud computing and machine learning, as well as greater adoption of common standards for network connectivity and data interoperability, are making the full vision a reality for some showcase buildings. At the same time, connected devices are seeping into all types of buildings in less visionary, more piecemeal ways and sometimes without sufficient IT/OT oversight. Is this moving us faster toward the intelligent-buildings-for-all future we expect? Or, is this trend simply creating a larger and more attractive cyber-threat landscape for attackers, with consequences that will slow our progress
Jim Butler, CTO, Cimetrics Inc.
For the past several years, the members of the BACnet IT working group I chair have been developing a more secure method of communication for BACnet based on widely used IT standards. This method exclusively applies to communication on IP networks, and we are calling it “BACnet/SC” or “BACnet Secure Connect.” I believe BACnet/SC will become a popular alternative to BACnet/IP in the future.
I have skipped over many important details of BACnet/SC in this short article. If you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to read the white paper “BACnet Secure Connect” written by members of the BACnet IT working group.
Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Network
It’s been five years since the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its cybersecurity framework. A great deal has changed in technology over those years, but the framework remains absolutely critical in our world of growing connectivity.
And yet, I still hear the confusion in the building automation world about what this framework means for us. Many buildings are slowly marching forward in that journey to “smart.” Do we really have to worry about cybersecurity?
Well, in a word: yes.
Deb Noller, CEO, Switch Automation
Noller: A smart building platform is a powerful cybersecurity tool that empowers your FM team to easily perform continuous commissioning as well as regularly assess device connectivity and network integrity. Cloud-hosted smart building solutions are often the most secure, updating automatically for protection against the latest malware. Additionally, a cloud solution tends not to require the regular dispatch of software engineers for functionality customization and support. By integrating diverse hardware and software, an effective smart building solution will support a range of stakeholders, driving asset visibility and enabling more cost-effective building performance. To extend the flexibility of your FM team, consider a solution with a mobile app and empower them to communicate about critical issues quickly and effectively while on the go.
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Trust is the new Gold! Mirko Ross In fact: You need “trusted” data and “trusted” devices providing data services. As machine learning is relied on more often for automated decisions, Cybercriminals can try to attack machine learning algorithms. Influencing the training data is highly dangerous, with the goal of manipulating the results of the machine learning algorithm predictive model.
Please ensure you are not our weakest link due to a lack of understanding and the necessary proactive implementation. Cybersecurity is everyone’s business, not just the experts. Protect yourself while helping to secure our industry.
A list of some Communities of Practice for Cybersecurity
NIST This voluntary Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Cybersecurity Framework’s prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach helps to promote the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure and other sectors important to the economy and national security. https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework
“BACnet Secure Connect” written by members of the BACnet IT working group.
Niagara systems integrators Harden Your Smart Building Against Cyber Threats. Cybersecurity as a top priority, and we are dedicated to continuously improving the security posture of our products and providing guidance to Niagara systems integrators, business partners, and facility managers.
https://www.isasecure.org/en-US/ IEC 62443 Standards and ISASecure® Certification: Applicability to Building Control Systems The ISASecure® Certification Program can accelerate BCS industry cybersecurity initiatives.
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/ The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) incorporates an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) element that works to reduce risks within and across all critical infrastructure sectors by partnering with law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community and coordinating efforts among Federal, state, local, and tribal governments and control systems owners, operators, and vendors.
The not-so-definitive guide to cybersecurity and data privacy laws US cybersecurity and data privacy laws are, to put it lightly, a mess. Years of piecemeal legislation, Supreme Court decisions, and government surveillance crises, along with repeated corporate failures to protect user data, have created a legal landscape that is, for the American public and American businesses, confusing, complicated, and downright annoying.
CRE CYBERSECURITY FORUM June 12 | 8:00 am – 11:45 am | Nashville Music City Center Every company is at a different part of the cybersecurity journey. Most Real Estate organizations begin by focusing on enterprise related issues which can impact operations. Recently, with the increase in cyber-attacks on the built environment, more companies have begun the task of securing the building and all its systems. While some knowledge can be garnered from critical infrastructure experiences, protecting buildings from cyber threats is a relatively new phenomenon. This session will provide insight on what a comprehensive Building Cybersecurity Program might look like. In addition to presenting the foundational plan, some Monday morning advice on ‘where to begin’ will also be provided.
Building a Consensus for Cybersecurity Siemens teamed up with the Munich Security Conference and other governmental and business partners to present the Charter of Trust initiative in February 2018. One of the initiative’s key goals is to develop and implement rules for ensuring cybersecurity throughout the networked environment. The first major successes have already been achieved.https://new.siemens.com/global/en/company/topic-areas/digitalization/cybersecurity.html
Firmware and updates are available for the following:
- FG Series
You will find release notes on the partner site. Kits should be updated simultaneously with firmware.
No further firmware releases will be available for FG32 and FG20 after V2.0b51 and V1.5b51. Firmware releases will continue for FG32+ and FG20+.
HVAC TECH School: Gas Pressure Regulators Made Easy: One of the best ways to learn how something works is to take it apart! In this easy to fiollow video we take actually take a part a gas pressure regulator and show you how it works. After you see how the regulator works you will learn the proper ways to instal the gas regulator…. make sure to see this HVAC Trch School Video for more on how to install a geas pressure regulator and how the adjustment works.
Make sure to watch this video too, and make sure you know how to pipe a gas pressure regulator
… unless you install them correctly. It is not hard if you follow these simple steps, but most installers miss a couple of the simple steps because they don’t know them. Not knowing creates problems that you have to come back and fix. WATCH THIS VIDEO and avoid making these mistakes.
Matt from www.stromquist.com ( a master distributor of gas regulators) and controltrends.com walks our viewers through the proper way to pipe a gas pressure regulator. Watch Matt’s informative video and save time and money on your gas pressure regulator startup and maintenance.
Remember, if you need a gas regulator, go to stromquist.com.http://stromquist.com