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Conflict in the Workplace: What to do When Two Worlds Collide

Posted by Bruce Brandt on November 6, 2012 @ 11:25 am

  Recently I attended a session with a panel of security experts who were discussing process control system security. There were quite a number of surprising revelations from this gathering including the need to ensure that your facility’s control system isn’t found by a search engine called Shodan. It may sound like the villain of some cyberpunk novels, but can be a real threat to the security of your control system. I’d never heard of Shodan, so I was more than a bit taken aback that something like this existed and was regularly being used by hackers to attack industrial control systems. Hearing that the number of systems that can be found using this search engine numbers in the thousands was even more of a shock....

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Key Safety Metrics

Posted by Gene Niewoehner on January 18, 2012 @ 11:19 am

You can tell a lot about a company, by taking a quick look at their annual report and website. In today’s economy, it’s the results that count — that’s easy to understand —but leading companies take a more holistic approach to measuring safety. If you can only find results or lagging measures, look elsewhere; the lagging measures are functionally useless when it comes to evaluating a company’s future success. Instead, look for companies that provide results along with proactive or leading measures. When you find one, you’ve likely found a company known for its product or service quality, customer service, productivity and financial success. There are many ways to measure success, but I believe quality, service, productivity, financial, and environmental, health and safety are all linked through a company’s systems and culture. Break one link, and the company will exper...

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MAVERICK Ideas Is Re-launching!

Posted by Paul Galeski on September 19, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

MAVERICK’s strength has always been its people. The experience and knowledge our thought leaders bring to the table are what drive our success and the success of our customers. We’ve recruited some of the best minds at MAVERICK Technologies, and they’ll be sharing their thoughts on topics ranging from DCS Migration to project management to safety. The goal of this blog will be to provide insight, information and perspective on the issues that drive the industries MAVERICK serves. We also want to start conversations — to hear from you about the topics that interest you as well as your opinions on trends, challenges and opportunities in integration and automation. Our people are passionate about ideas. About solutions. And about helping our customers grow their businesses and stay ahead of changing technology trends. So join the conversation. Sign up below to follow the MA...

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