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Bedrock Newsletter – July 2017 Issue

July 27, 2017
Albert Rooyakkers

July highlights, industry news and happenings from Bedrock Automation.    This issue features:    EMP hardening of Bedrock Power and […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Secure Power Supply and UPS Pass EMP Test

July 20, 2017
Robert Bergman

Bedrock Automation’s niche in the industrial control market has been made on building a unique, industrial strength, secure system that […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Next-Gen Controllers: Secure by Design

July 6, 2017
Robert Bergman

This Automation World article explores the challenges faced by other ICS vendors as they try to play catch up using […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock™ Secure Power Supply and Secure Lithium UPS Pass Rigorous EMP Test Protocol

June 28, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – June 28, 2017 – Bedrock Automation announced that both its secure power supply (SPS.500) and lithium […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Wannacry: the beat goes on…

June 23, 2017
Robert Bergman

Whether criminal or state sponsored, the relentless drum beat of cyber attacks continues to build in intensity and severity. Honda […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Yet another virus behind the Ukrainian power grid cyberattacks has been identified – and brings considerable cause for concern.

June 14, 2017
Robert Bergman

“Industroyer” is customizable malware designed with an obvious knowledge of industrial control systems. It can be used to attack any […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock™ Open Secure Automation™ Provides Intrinsic Cyber Security for Remote Networks, IIoT and Third-Party Applications

June 13, 2017
Robert Bergman

Calgary, Canada. – June 13, 2017 – At this year’s Global Petroleum show, Bedrock Automation demonstrated newly upgraded control system […]

 
Newsletters

Bedrock Newsletter – May 2017 Issue

May 23, 2017
Albert Rooyakkers

May highlights, industry news and happenings from Bedrock Automation.    This issue features:    The Bedrock IDE download Bedrock Secure […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Affordably Refreshing Your Water District’s Process Control Webinar (Previously Recorded)

May 18, 2017
Robert Bergman

Implementing Powerful, Open, and Secure SCADA on a Budget   Watch Albert Rooyakkers, CEO of Bedrock Automation, and Don Pearson, […]

 
Advanced Automation

NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock™ Secure UPS Takes Gold in Plant Engineering’s 2016 Product of the Year Program

May 11, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – May 11, 2017–Bedrock Automation, maker of the Bedrock Open Secure Automation™ system, announced today that the […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

NEWS RELEASE: Bedrock™ Open Secure Automation™ Controller Receives Achilles Certification

May 3, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – May 3, 2017 – Bedrock Automation has announced that its Secure Control and Communications (SCC) controller […]

 
Cyber Attacks

ClearEnergy Ransomware Targets Critical Infrastructure, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems

April 24, 2017
Robert Bergman

This recent article featured on Virusguides.com bring awareness to a new and troubling Ransomware known as ClearEnergy.

 
Cyber Attacks

U.S. Oil and Gas: Serious Security Concerns Abound

April 12, 2017
Robert Bergman

A recent Ponemon Institute study stated a majority of respondents (68%) had at least one security compromise in the past […]

 
Newsletters

Bedrock Newsletter – Apr 2017 Issue

April 7, 2017
Albert Rooyakkers

April highlights, industry news and happenings from Bedrock Automation.    This issue features:    Bedrock Announcement of Cybershield 2.0 and […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Industrial Control Systems: The Holy Grail of Cyberwar

March 28, 2017
Robert Bergman

Regulators and utility industry leaders need to wake up to the risks that could let malicious hackers cause widespread physical […]

 
Advanced Automation

What Controller Fits Your Application?

March 20, 2017
Dee Brown

Controllers available for modern applications include programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs), distributed control systems (DCS), industrial PCs […]

 
Advanced Automation

Standardizing Control System Programming with IEC 61131-3

March 20, 2017
Robert Bergman

Bedrock Engineering Manager Gary Pratt discusses the application flexibility of the IEC 61131-3 in this piece featured in Control Engineering […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Android Supply Chain Infecting Mobiles with Malware Before Delivery

March 20, 2017
Robert Bergman

There is no doubt that increasingly sophisticated bad actors will exploit every available avenue to gain access in an increasingly […]

 
Newsletters

Bedrock Newsletter – Feb 2017 Issue

February 28, 2017
Robert Bergman

Read the latest from Bedrock Automation. Our February issue features:    Cybershield 2.0 Availability Announced Cybershield 2.0 Every thing you […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Open Secure Automation OSA™ Platform Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Innovation Award

February 23, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – February 23, 2017 — Bedrock Automation announced today that the editors of Design News have recognized […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock™ Open Secure Automation™ Platform Upgrade Extends Intrinsic Cyber Security to Networks, IIoT and Third-Party Applications

February 7, 2017

San Jose, Calif. – February 7, 2017 – Bedrock Automation announced newly upgraded control system firmware that extends its intrinsic […]

 
Advanced Automation

Jacobs and Bedrock Automation to Pursue Open Secure Automation Systems Opportunities

February 2, 2017
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – January 18, 2017 – Bedrock Automation, the maker of the world’s most secure industrial control system […]

 
Advanced Automation

20-Channel Discrete Output Module from Bedrock Automation Enables Secure, Software-Selectable Electronic Fusing, Latching and Fail-safe Shutdown

February 1, 2017

San Jose, Cal. – January 31, 2017 – Bedrock Automation, maker of the world’s first Open Secure Automation (OSA™) platform […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Secure Power Supply Wins 2016 Breakthrough Product Award from Processing Magazine

December 21, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – December 20, 2016 – Processing magazine has named Bedrock Automation’s SPS.500 Power Supply as a Breakthrough […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

The State of Cyber Security – 2017

December 21, 2016
Albert Rooyakkers

A good summary article, enterprise focused, but some sound advice for ICS, including a great cyber security one-liner:  “Ask your […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Building a United Front for Cybersecurity

December 21, 2016
Matt Bauer

In the wake of recent news regarding cyber security and US Elections, comes a timely article from Control Magazine entitled […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Making a Difference for Arkansas Utilities

December 20, 2016
Robert Bergman

This short video highlights use case details from two recent Bedrock installations.   Featured in the video are Dee Brown, […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

You Don’t have to be IoT-ish to Love Cybersecurity

November 23, 2016
Robert Bergman

You don’t have to be IoT-ish to love cybersecurity.  Maybe not loving security, but loving the feeling of being secure […]

 
Advanced Automation

Shutting Down the Internet of Things and What Happens to the IIoT without Open Systems?

November 16, 2016
Matt Bauer

It’s always nice when industry insiders, that have followed this market for years, echo your “raison d’etre” in their own […]

 
Cyber Attacks

New PLC Malware Leverages Processor Problems to Go Dark

November 16, 2016
Matt Bauer

While this malware isn’t out in the wild and won’t be anytime soon, it highlights a common trait of all […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Automation Extends Cyber Security to Industrial Serial Communications with the New Bedrock™ SIOS.5 Serial I/O Module

November 1, 2016

San Jose, Cal. – Nov. 01, 2016 – Bedrock Automation has extended cyber security to serial communications with a new […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Major Security Flaw Targets Industrial Computer Systems

October 27, 2016
David Morris

This article from Voice of America reveals a major security vulnerability affecting one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computerized […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock’s IDE Used on Object Oriented Programming

October 7, 2016
David Morris

Check out this article by Richard Jafrate using Bedrock’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) on object-oriented programming which is included in […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Energy Sector Faces More Cyber Attacks Than Any Other Industry

September 22, 2016

A study recently conducted by Dimensional Research for Tripwire, Inc., quoted the Department of Homeland Security, as stating that the […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Control System Provides Cyber Secure SCADA RTU Platform for Clarksville Light and Water

September 22, 2016

San Jose, Cal.  Sept. 21, 2016 — Bedrock Automation, today announced that Clarksville Light & Water (CLW), of Clarksville, Arkansas, […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Cyber Security Means Protecting Assets from Remote-Access Threats

September 13, 2016

At Bedrock, we believe that embedded, hardware-based authentication is the best defense possible when it comes to plant OT assets. […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

New Intelligent and Cyber Secure Standalone Power Supply from Bedrock Automation

September 13, 2016

Built to Last a Lifetime and Deliver on the IIoT Promise   San Jose, Calif. – Sept 13, 2016 – […]

 
Advanced Automation

ARC Weighs in on Our Tesla Coil Video

August 25, 2016

ARC Advisory Group’s “Manufacturing Operations Technology Viewpoints” blog has a nice write up about out Tesla Coil video, released on […]

 
Advanced Automation

New Bedrock Automation Video Shows its Control System Surviving Continuous High Energy Blasts atop a Large Tesla Coil

August 24, 2016

San Jose, Calif. – August 24, 2016 – On the heels of achieving compliance with Military Standard 461 (MIL-STD-461F) and […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Bedrock Certified Channel Partner named to DHS ICSJWG Steering Committee

August 22, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) established the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG) […]

 
Cyber Attacks

The Industrial Cyber Security Landscape

August 8, 2016

This article from SecureList takes a look at the cybersecurity threats in industrial control. Their research provides an overview of […]

 
Advanced Automation

Cyber Security Concerns Need to be Addressed Before Connecting Industrial Assets

July 15, 2016

This article from Control Design explores why commercially available security technology for remote access hasn’t been employed and why the […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Why Cyberwar Is Here to Stay

July 15, 2016

On August 15, 2012, a mysterious self-replicating virus struck Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company. The cyber attack wiped […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Bedrock Industrial Control System Passes Rigorous EMP Test Protocol

July 1, 2016
Albert Rooyakkers

San Jose, Calif. – June 29, 2016 – Bedrock Automation (bedrockautomation.com) has announced that its Bedrock™ Open Secure Automation (OSA™) […]

 
Advanced Automation

Arkansas Water Utility Upgrades to Cyber Secure Bedrock Universal Control System

March 23, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Cal. – March 23, 2016 – Bedrock Automation announced today that the Russellville, Arkansas Water and Sewer System […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock CTO Interviewed at ARC Forum

March 16, 2016
Robert Bergman

Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock Co-Founder, CTO and VP of Engineering was interviewed by Mark Sen Gupta at the ARC Forum in […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Lessons From The Ukraine Electric Grid Hack

March 15, 2016
David Morris

This is a good read to get a technical understanding of the Ukraine cyber attack. Investigators have figured out all […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

The Bedrock™ Control System Wins a 2015 Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year Award

January 31, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – The subscribers to Plant Engineering magazine have selected the Bedrock™ industrial control system from Bedrock Automation […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock™ Wins Processing Magazine Breakthrough Product Award

January 28, 2016
Robert Bergman

We are excited to announce that Processing Magazine has announced BedroockTM  is a Breakthrough Product 2015 award winner!   These “awards recognize products, […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Standalone Li-Ion UPS from Bedrock Automation Sets New Performance and Cyber Security Standard for Industrial Control System Backup

January 22, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation has introduced a cyber secure, standalone Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for industrial control system […]

 
Advanced Automation

Coherent Technologies Joins Bedrock’s Systems Integration Network

January 15, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation announced that systems integration firm Coherent Technologies of Palestine, Texas has signed on to […]

 
Advanced Automation

Lockheed Martin Awarded Next-Generation Refining and Chemical Facility Automation System Contract

January 14, 2016
Robert Bergman

This press release is big news with ExxonMobil awarding Lockheed Martin a contract to serve as the systems integrator in the […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Automation Signs New Automation Solution Providers

January 8, 2016
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – Bedrock Automation has signed two new Automation Solution Providers (ASPs) to help meet growing demand for […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Why ICS Cyber Security Should be Built In

January 7, 2016
Robert Bergman

In this article in ISA’s Intech Magazine, our CTO and VP, Engineering Albert Rooyakkers explains why ICS cyber security must […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Advanced Cyber Adversaries Require an Advanced Cyber Defense

January 4, 2016
Albert Rooyakkers

Just before Christmas, power went out across western Ukraine. Soon after, the energy ministry confirmed it was exploring claims a […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Interview with Joe Weiss on Ukranian Cyber Attack

January 3, 2016

Joe Weiss, managing director of ISA S99, and one of Bedrock’s Advisory Board Members, conducted an interview with The CyberWire […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Automation Introduces First-of-its-Kind Software Configurable 5-Channel Ethernet I/O Module with Embedded Cyber Security

November 25, 2015
Robert Bergman

San Jose, CA – Nov. 18, 2015 – With the introduction of the first software configurable 5-channel Ethernet I/O module, […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Automation Introduces First Universal I/O Module with Embedded Cyber Security

November 18, 2015
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Cal. – Sept. 16, 2015 – Keeping with a commitment to deliver Simple, Scalable and Secure™ industrial automation, […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

The One Control System That has Addressed Cyber Security

November 16, 2015

Joe Weiss, ISA Fellow and author of Protecting Industrial Control Systems From Electronic Threats, wrote about Bedrock in his recent […]

 
Industry Events

Bedrock Bares All

October 16, 2015
Robert Bergman

NOTE: This article has been reprinted with permission from the Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER newsletter, written by Walt […]

 
Cyber Attacks

NOVA Explores Cyber Security Threat

October 15, 2015
Robert Bergman

There was an interesting NOVA program on October 14 entitled “CyberWar Threat” which directly relates to one of the key […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Automation Receives Frost & Sullivan 2015 Best Practices Award for Industrial Control System Innovation

August 10, 2015
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – August 10, 2015 – Bedrock Automation, the Silicon Valley company that recently introduced its revolutionary BedrockTM […]

 
Advanced Automation

What Happens When UPS Fails

August 8, 2015
Robert Bergman

This report highlights what can happen when a UPS fails and brings down a new SCADA system.   The city […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock™ Universal Control System Marks New Era in Automation

August 7, 2015
Robert Bergman

San Jose, Calif. – July 14, 2015 – From the heart of Silicon Valley, Bedrock Automation has announced the availability […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Article in Industrial Automation INSIDER

August 6, 2015
Robert Bergman

Walt Boyes wrote an excellent article on our production release of BedrockTM in his July 2015 issue of Industrial Automation INSIDER.     Two […]

 
Advanced Automation

Lithium ION Batteries Come to UPS

July 31, 2015
Albert Rooyakkers

Control magazine interviewed Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock’s CTO, VP of Engineering, regarding our new cyber secure lithium ion UPS.   Albert Rooyakkers, […]

 
Industry Events

Bedrock is Now an ISA Security Compliance Institute Member

July 12, 2015
Robert Bergman

We are please to announce our membership with ISA Security Compliance Institute and are looking forward to engaging actively in […]

 
Advanced Automation

New Product Exclusive Article!

June 11, 2015
Robert Bergman

Please see our Product Exclusive article in this month’s Control Engineering magazine.   We are looking forward to production release […]

 
Advanced Automation

Features Added to Our Automation Controller Product

June 2, 2015
Robert Bergman

We had a good meeting with Bill Lydon at the ARC Forum in Orlando to give him an update on […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Costs and Frequency of Attacks on Manufacturing Continue

June 1, 2015

Another great article by Bill Lydon here.   The cost and frequency of cyber attacks on manufacturing continue to increase […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Bedrock Featured in Food Engineering Magazine

May 20, 2015
Robert Bergman

After seeing our system at ARC Forum, Food Engineering magazine interviewed Bob Honor and Albert Rooyakkers.  Please read the interview which […]

 
Advanced Automation

Highlights from The Automation Conference

May 13, 2015
Robert Bergman

Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock’s CTO and VP of Engineering, was a panelist for the Industrial Internet of Things session at The […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks Pose Great Threat to Water/Wastewater Facilities

May 12, 2015
David Morris

Cyber security specialists from the Department of Homeland Security say that cyber attacks pose a greater threat to water and […]

 
Industry Events

Bedrock CTO to Speak on the Automation Revolution

May 7, 2015
Robert Bergman

San Jose, CA—May 7, 2015— Albert Rooyakkers, Founder, CTO and VP Engineering at Bedrock Automation, will present a technology workshop […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Security Report Shows SCADA Attacks Have Doubled

May 7, 2015

Dell Security’s annual threat report shows that SCADA attacks have doubled from 2013 to 2014. While this article recommends best […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Releases 2nd in White Paper Series

March 27, 2015
Robert Bergman

San Jose, CA—March 27, 2015—Bedrock Automation announces the release of the second in a series of white papers on the […]

 
Industry Events

Explaining Our Control System

March 23, 2015
Robert Bergman

In this video from the 2015 ARC Industry Forum, our CEO Bob Honor explains the features of Bedrock’s universal cyber […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

It Is a Matter of When a Major Cyber Security Incident Will Happen

March 20, 2015
Robert Bergman

A recent story in Control Engineering magazine says that it is not a matter of IF a major security incident […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Highlighted in Control Engineering

March 19, 2015
Robert Bergman

The video highlighting our control system is very popular. In fact, it was one of the five most popular articles […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Network Security in Jeopardy Because of Toys?

March 13, 2015

This article on the potential implications of a toy being a dangerous device when connected to the internet illustrates graphically […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Energy Sector Leads in Cyber Attacks

March 10, 2015
David Morris

A new report from the US Department for Homeland Security says that the Energy sector tops the list of US […]

 
Industry Events

ARC Industry Forum Wrap Up Thoughts

February 19, 2015

Thanks to the organizers of the ARC Forum as we had a great introduction to the leading End Users and […]

 
Advanced Automation

Industrial Control Redesigned

February 19, 2015
Robert Bergman

Bedrock Automation has introduced a unique set of industrial control system products that could alter the way we think about […]

 
Industry Events

Bedrock Automation Featured in Automation World

February 13, 2015
Robert Bergman

We had a great meeting with Dave Greenfield at ARC Forum this week and he mentions us briefly in this […]

 
Advanced Automation

Bedrock Automation Featured on Automation.com

January 21, 2015
Robert Bergman

This recent article in Automation.com by Bill Lydon on our CTO Albert Rooyakkers explains how our system is different and why […]

 
Advanced Automation

The Need for Robust Security in Distributed Control Systems

January 21, 2015
David Morris

A new Frost & Sullivan DCS report highlights the need for robust security features in future Distributed Control Systems.   […]

 
Industry Events

Bedrock Joins CSIA

January 20, 2015
Robert Bergman

Bedrock Automation is pleased to have joined the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) as a partner member. CSIA recently added […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks Causing Damage in Industrial Automation

December 18, 2014
David Morris

In 2015 we will see more articles like this as industrial companies begin sharing this kind of information, particularly with […]

 
Advanced Automation

Interoperability is Every Engineer’s Goal

December 17, 2014

The article below from Manufacturing Connection speaks to the need for interoperability standards:   Most of my research and conversations […]

 
Advanced Automation

Progress on the OPC-UA Front

December 10, 2014

OPC-UA is a standards based interface which Bedrock Automation uses extensively.   There is great news on the OPC-UA front! […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Websites Tracking ICS Incidents

December 1, 2014

Plants of all sizes are susceptible to attack and would benefit from Bedrock’s unique embedded security approach. One website – […]

 
Industry Events

Bedrock Automation Joins as an FDT Group Member

November 24, 2014
Robert Bergman

Jodoigne, Belgium, 24 November 2014   Bedrock Automation Platforms, Inc. of San Jose, California has joined as a member of […]

 
Cyber Attacks

NSA chief says cyberattackers have penetrated U.S. infrastructure systems

November 24, 2014
David Morris

The head of the National Security Agency, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, admitted to a House Select Committee on Friday that […]

 
Cyber Attacks

The History and Danger of Stuxnet

November 12, 2014
Robert Bergman

In her new book, author Kim Zetter digs into the discovery of Stuxnet, a computer worm discovered in 2010. Go […]

 
Cyber Security & Standards

Control Systems and Process Automation Blog

November 4, 2014
Robert Bergman

The “Unfettered” blog is written by Control Systems Cybersecurity Expert, Joseph M. Weiss. Mr. Weiss is an international authority on […]

 
Advanced Automation

The Importance of Control Systems for Analytics Tools

November 4, 2014
Robert Bergman

Splunk is a disruptive analytical tool designed to handle unstructured data typically generated by operations in the form of machine […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Mitsubishi Electric Automation MC-WorX Suite Unsecure ActiveX Control

November 1, 2014
Robert Bergman

By Alert Document ICS-CERT is aware of a public report of an unsecure ActiveX Control vulnerability in the Mitsubishi Electric […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Medical Devices Hard-Coded Passwords

November 1, 2014
Robert Bergman

By Alert Document This alert provides information about mitigating a credentials management vulnerability that has been reported across a broad […]

 
Cyber Attacks

ICS Focused Malware (Update A)

November 1, 2014
Robert Bergman

By Alert Document This updated alert is a follow-up to the alert titled ICS-ALERT-14-176-02 that was published June 25, 2014, […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Ecava IntegraXor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

November 1, 2014
Robert Bergman

By Alert Document NCCIC/ICS-CERT is aware of a public report of a buffer overflow vulnerability with proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code […]

 
Cyber Attacks

Daktronics Vanguard Default Credentials (Update A)

November 1, 2014
Robert Bergman

By Alert Document This alert update is a follow-up to the original NCCIC/ICS-CERT alert titled ICS-ALERT-14-155-01 Daktronics Vanguard Hardcoded Credentials […]