In the last two months Bryan Owen attended the SANS ICS Security Summit, DHS ICSJWG, RSA, OSIsoft's PI World, and LOGIIC (Oil/Gas/Gov consortium). Since most listeners like me aren't able to attend these events I thought we could find out what's happening from Bryan.
The native 3 zone architecture approach is called a PI Connector. Instead of a basic client server approach, PI Connectors come with a purpose built relay as a proxy for deployment in the DMZ. Some of the major US control centers collaborated on the design and year of field trials. PI System Connector is now generally available. All PI Connectors such as Modbus, OPC-UA, etc will include the connector relay. The relay architecture also provides the endpoint for data ingress from our open source project called FogLAMP or any device pushing OSIsoft Message Format (OMF).
PI World links:
Fog Computing On The Plant Floor - Ivan Zoratti
Introduction to FogLAMP - Ivan Zoratti
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