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Industry News: Oil & Gas By The Numbers, HBJ’s Fast 100

  
  
  
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We’ve got some good news in the week’s round-up! We are proud to announce Cimation’s top standing on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100. We’ve also found a great infographic for key statistics and numbers in the oil and gas industry. Finally, learn more about how Texas oil companies contribute to fuding Texas schools in this week’s industry news.

Walking the Wire: Right Decisions to Secure Your Wireless Networks

  
  
  
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Implementing and working with wireless networks is like walking a tightrope. There’s a delicate balance to be had. On one side, there needs to be total accessibility and open communication. On the other, there must be total control and tight security. The challenge is to ensure you’re not leaning too far in one direction over the other. How well are you walking the wire?

Guess Where Cimation Lands on Houston Business Journal's Fast 100!

  
  
  
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The word is in, and the news is good! On Friday, The Houston Business Journal officially announced this year’s Fast 100 List, and Cimation came out on top.  This was the first year Cimation was eligible to participate in the award, which honors Houston’s fastest growing, privately held businesses.  With 290.73% revenue growth between 2011 and 2013, Cimation took the number 14 spot among a list of truly innovative companies. All of this year’s participants are headquartered in Houston, earned a minimum of $1 million in 2013, and have been in operation for at least five years.

Industry News: Automation Trends, Vulnerability Tops Heartbleed

  
  
  
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Forget New York Fashion Week and all that hub-bub. We've found the latest trends in industrial automation that are moving the industry towards a future of excellent energy efficiency, design and safety standards. This week's industry news also includes the latest threat intelligence report concerning a new vulnerability topping the charts over the OpenSSL Heartbleed. Also, learn more about the golden age of Texas oil and gas, now that we're in it.

Let's Get Physical: Physical Security and the Potential for Simple Subversion

  
  
  
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Security doesn't begin in cyber space. You need to focus on physical security as well. For example, you wouldn't spend thousands of dollars on an advanced home security system, then not lock the latches on your windows, would you? However, in the energy industry, many companies have been keeping their proverbial windows open for years. 

VuRTIS Report: Adobe Vulnerability Most Reported Over Heartbleed

  
  
  
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Cimation's latest ICS threat intelligence summary gives you a current overview of the top 10 cyber security vulnerabilities based on technical data from over 500,000 web sources from around the globe. The latest finding concerns a previously reported vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player. Not only has it made a comeback, but it has also replaced the OpenSSL Heartbleed as the most-reported vulnerability.

Industry News: Internet of Things & Employee Turnover

  
  
  
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It seems like the Internet of Things is all over the news. From oil and gas companies building programs to figure out how they will adopt the various technologies, to factory automation bringing in a new era and a fourth industrial revolution. Also, find out what operating issues a caused by high oil and gas employee turnover. Finally, learn why drilling is getting closer to Louisiana shores.

What is Automation?

  
  
  
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There’s no fear in learning the basics. Whether you’re an automation expert or just starting out, it’s always good to learn foundational terminology. While those of us in the industry understand what Automation is, many of our friends, family, colleagues and even clients might not be familiar. Following up on previous articles discussing the functionality of SCADA, and Distributed Control Systems, we’re taking it all the way back to basics. Now it’s time to cover the basics and define Automation for the people who need (or simply want) to know.

INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of a FEED Study

  
  
  
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All too often, businesses miss out on the opportunity for success by not planning for the most complicated project details upfront. Not to mention the cost savings they could accrue if they dedicated funds to planning. By performing a FEED Study, many businesses can reduce risk and address resource commitment during the execution phase of a project. This ultimately results in lower investment costs, increased efficiency and higher ROI.

Industry News: Threat Intel, Oil & Gas Expenditures

  
  
  
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It’s the last holiday weekend of summer. After a long week of hard work, it’s time to relax and have someone else to the work for a change! That’s what the Industry News round-up is all about. We’ve compiled the latest news from the week to read at your leisure. Learn about the trending vulnerabilities that may affect ICS networks and take a look at the integrated oil and gas expenditures. Also, find out what is keeping the gas prices low for y’all in Texas.

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