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  • We have NO AIRSPEED! How even a checklist is not enough…

    We have NO AIRSPEED! How even a checklist is not enough…

    How do the flight crew, ground crew and operations personnel of a commercial airliner miss crucial steps to verify that the aircraft has working airspeed indicators before takeoff? There are so many lessons to be learned here that will help any industry. Have you heard of Dr. Reason’s Swiss Cheese Model?

    This was part of the discussion we had on our Industry Panel today for May. Enjoy!...
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  • 8 proactive steps to improve data quality

    8 proactive steps to improve data quality

    Chris Foot from RadixBay gives eight steps to take to improve your organization's data quality in a proactive way, before data errors and other issues cause business problems.

    Establishing and maintaining high levels of data quality is a constant challenge for organizations -- and the unbridled growth in the amounts of data they're generating makes that task more difficult. The use of data to help uncover new business insights and drive effective decision-making is also increasing at...
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  • PWN2OWN Miami 2022 Results

    PWN2OWN Miami 2022 Results

    An Event, Pwn2Own Miami 2022 has wrapped up, and it was an amazing three days of competition. The Event, run by The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) pitches researchers against Critical Infrastructure Software and Control Systems to try and find vulnerabilities in real-time on a stage. In total, $400,000 was awards for 26 unique 0-day Exploits (plus a few bug collisions).

    A zero-day vulnerability is a vulnerability in a system or device that has been disclosed but is not yet patched. An exploit
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  • Introducing Pioneer Station

    Introducing Pioneer Station

    Orbital Assembly Announces the Pioneer Space Station for Gravity Enabled Tourism and Commercial Use

    Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the only company developing the first commercially viable, space-based business park with gravity, announces plans for its Pioneer class station, the first free-flying, habitable, privately-operated facility in orbit.

    The Pioneer-class are the world’s first and largest hybrid space stations for both work and stay. These customizable environments...
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  • Warehouse Automation is Creating Bigger Opportunities In Logistic Sector

    Warehouse Automation is Creating Bigger Opportunities In Logistic Sector

    E-commerce businesses are becoming increasingly popular, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. To meet the rising demand for e-commerce volumes, the e-commerce industry along with the logistic companies are shifting to automation.

    There is a mutual growth between the eCommerce businesses and logistic industries, and it is a common trait.

    Automation is nothing new for the logistic industry. Even the use of steam engines during the industrial revolution can be labelled...
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  • Digital Twins: Bringing The Future To Water Management

    Digital Twins: Bringing The Future To Water Management

    The current scenario of uncertainty has accelerated the adoption of digital twins in the water sector. Their application in drinking water distribution, sanitation and sewerage systems is picking up speed across the globe. In 2022, and over the next few years, digital twins are set to be one of the most widely used tools to tackle new challenges.

    Yet, digital twins are no longer just a good idea for the future. In fact, many of the most innovative international utilities have already...
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  • Feds Uncover a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for Hacking Industrial Control Systems

    Feds Uncover a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for Hacking Industrial Control Systems

    The malware toolkit, known as Pipedream, is perhaps the most versatile tool ever made to target critical infrastructure like power grids and oil refineries.

    Recently, the Department of Energy, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the NSA, and the FBI jointly released an advisory about a new hacker toolset potentially capable of meddling with a wide range of industrial control system equipment. More than any previous industrial control system hacking toolkit, the malware...
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  • Trihedral Engineering awarded IEC 62443-4-1 Certification

    Trihedral Engineering awarded IEC 62443-4-1 Certification

    The Security Development Lifecycle practiced by Trihedral Engineering in the development of VTScada has been assessed as meeting the requirements for Maturity Level 2.

    In practice, this means that Trihedral Engineering are flowing a set of development procedures, which conform to industry standards, when developing their flagship SCADA software VTScada, ensuring that there are no unsafe practices.

    One of the outcomes will be a Procedure for Management, Development and Testing...
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  • Zapped: The grid is on life support. Can AI fix it?

    Zapped: The grid is on life support. Can AI fix it?

    Greg Nichols discusses

    America's electric system is long overdue for an overhaul. With a 2021 American Society of Civil Engineering report finding that 70% of T&D lines are over 25 years old, it's no shock that large, sustained outages are occurring with increased frequency throughout the country.

    Last year, major outages in California and Texas were both triggered by extreme weather events, causing local power demand to exceed supply. With climate change fueling extreme...
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  • $1.2B hydrogen facility proposed in Fort Nelson

    $1.2B hydrogen facility proposed in Fort Nelson

    Fort Nelson First Nation, Hydrogen Naturally say first-of-its-kind plant being designed to process harvest and fibre residuals into carbon-negative hydrogen.

    Plans are afoot to develop the former OSB and plywood plants in Fort Nelson into a proposed new $1.2-billion hydrogen facility.

    In a joint statement released Tuesday, the Fort Nelson First Nation and Hydrogen Naturally Inc. said they were working together to study the feasibility of the project, which could produce...
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