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    Chirico Scientific 2016 Training Courses

    Chirico Scientific in Ohio is a registered training agent for exida Academy. Registration is now open for "Intro to Industrial Networking" and "Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Lifecycle" courses for May 2016.

    By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: Chirico News, Cyber Security, exida|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

    Article: ISA Cleveland Section Past, Present, and Future

    Check out an article from Joseph A. Kaulfersch, Cleveland Section President 2007 entitled "Cleveland Section I.S.A. History" The article is a great look back at the archives of the ISA in Cleveland and discusses why it's important that we promote the ISA to young engineers of the future. The International Society of Automation is the unbiased, objective arbiter of standards [...]

    By |February 24th, 2016|Categories: Article, Industry News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

    White Paper: Cyber 9/11 Is the Oil and Gas Industry Sleepwalking into a Nightmare

    Recently, Oil & Gas IQ ( released a 15 page report examining "the current state of Oil and Gas Cyber Security and the mammoth price of not being prepared". It's a very useful report for anyone in this sector who is concerned, or more importantly, not yet concerned about the risks of not being prepared. The whitepaper is free to download [...]

    By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: Cyber Security, exida, Industry News, White Paper|Tags: , , |0 Comments

    Article: Lightning Protection and the Building Envelope

    Article from "The Construction Specifier" giving excellent overview of surge protection during a lightning strike. Click image to view article. Turns out we're not the only ones with lightning on our minds! We've had a short series of postings lately on the importance of using SPDs (Surge Protection Devices) to protect facilities and communications towers from lightning strikes. [...]

    By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: Article, Surge Protection|Tags: , , |0 Comments

    Keeping Critical Communications Active During Power Outages

    After a lightning strike, communication becomes critical for law enforcement, 911, and emergency medical services, among others. At the heart of those communications are local communication towers. However, what if the communication tower itself has been hit? What makes communications towers so susceptible to power outages? The nature of communications towers puts them at high risk for contact with lightning. [...]

    Lightning strikes Florida cell tower: nice for news, bad for business

    A summer storm hit a cell tower in Seminole County, Florida on July 7th. A local resident caught the action on his phone which had the local news station reporting the awesome sight. Unfortunately, while the news station was lauding the amateur photographer's great shot, chances are the owners of the cell tower were scrambling to assess the damage. As our modern [...]

    By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Surge Protection|Tags: , , |0 Comments