Open Secure Automation:
Simple Scalable Secure

White Paper Series

Bedrock Automation has launched an automation revolution by inventing a universal cyber secure industrial control system platform from the ground up. Intrinsic cyber security, open architecture, robust all metal construction, no I/O pins, zero-cost software… everything you need to solve all of your automation challenges.


Chapter One: The Backplane

Chapter One of our white paper series outlines a new epoch of industrial automation. All aspects of control system reliability, security and lifecycle cost have been rethought from first principles. The result is a new ICS platform we call Open Secure Automation®. OSA® delivers a user-centric renaissance of improved reliability, embedded security and lower cost. The journey begins with the backplane.


Chapter Two: Empowering Power

Chapter Two is the story of what happens when automation power systems, supplies and module “things” are empowered with advanced technology to sense, compute, remember and communicate to their users. They become extensions of holistically reliable and secure automation, and a gold standard of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


Chapter Three: Cyber Security Fundamentals

Chapter Three describes the fundamentals of intrinsic cyber security in detail and how designing this way allows a simplicity in security to just happen – Security by Default, which is the best way to successfully combat a hostile cyber future now.


Chapter Four: Securing ICS

Chapter Four provides a comprehensive look at cyber security vulnerabilities and defense of industrial control systems. It covers the threat landscape and presents a holistic approach to defending it, including assessing risk, physical security, network security, workstation and server security, as well as the fundamentals of Open Secure Automation (OSA®).


Chapter Five: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Chapter Five provides the most comprehensive industrial control system evaluation guide ever made available publicly. It covers 90 evaluation criteria in the areas of engineering, installation, commissioning, maintenance, cyber security, and system design, along with methodology for weighting them. This is a unique tool for anyone involved in specifying a DCS, PLC, PAC, RTU, or other industrial control system.


Chapter Six: Flow Computing

Chapter Six provides an overview of the oil and gas industry dynamics that are challenging the very nature of flow computing. Learn how a new generation of digital technology is evolving to take flow measurement to higher levels of simplicity, profitability and security.


Chapter Seven: Remote Operations

Chapter Seven describes Open Secure Automation moving into the field and the cloud. Learn how OSA can improve efficiency more than 50 percent through real-time monitoring and control of remote operations.


Chapter Eight: Seamless Migration

Chapter Eight explains how to transition aging automation technology to IIoT-ready, cyber-secure controls without ripping and replacing legacy infrastructure all at once.


Chapter Nine: Pressure Injection Management

If you operate a Class II well and are injecting pressure for underground flooding you are likely subject to regulations such as California Title 14 1724.10.0.  The California regulation imposes fines of up to $25,000 a day for well operators that cannot demonstrate effective pressure monitoring. This white paper guides you through implementing what you will need to be compliant in California, but the approach is adaptable for any state.