More and more, companies are talking about “going digital.” This includes concepts of interconnectivity described by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 that are enabled by advances in sensors, data analytics, computing networks, software and other technologies.
This special report contains recent news articles (2017) from Chemical Engineering magazine that give a timely and informative overview of digitalization as well as a number of articles (2016) on related cybersecurity issues.
Delivered in a PDF format, 37 pages.
The Digital Transformation in the CPI
An overview of how the chemical process industries are looking to the IIoT to help form new business models in a competitive environment
Refineries Explore IIoT Tools to Maximize Profits
New IIoT- and cloud-enabled digital tools and services give petroleum refiners new avenues to increase profitability and safety, but also require greater attention to cybersecurity
A New Mentality in Process Modeling
Predictive process models enable more efficient operations and higher-value products
The Future of Safety Sensors is Here Now
Wearable sensors enhance CPI worker safety and help close the approaching skills gap
Cybersecurity: You Cannot Secure What You Cannot See
Follow this guidance to understand today’s cybersecurity risk landscape and take the necessary steps to create a sound industrial control system cybersecurity program, including the development of a comprehensive, in-depth cyber-asset inventory
Cybersecurity Defense for Industrial Process-Control Systems
Security techniques widely used in information technology (IT) require special considerations to be useful in operational settings. Here are several that should get closer attention
Plant Functional Safety Requires IT Security
Cybersecurity is critical for plant safety. Principles developed for plant safety can be applied to the security of IT systems
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