SCADA Systems Still Hopelessly Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

Control system cyber attacks in industrial facilities have become more destructive and dangerous. Besides the possibility of causing environmental damage, poor quality and loss production, and safety risks, the intrusions in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) could represent a severe threat to human life and safety in the most extreme case. This [...]

Java Isn’t Going Anywhere and Here’s Why

If you thought that Java is heading into retirement soon, well you better guess again! Despite its industry, there are still about three billion devices that currently run on Java. Skeptics around the world challenge the ability of Java to retain its predominance but what we may say for Java’s defense is – old doesn’t necessarily [...]

Latest Trends, Growth & Forecasts for the SCADA Market

SCADA, or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, is a software application used for process control. It is a control system which consists of several components such as software communication equipment, controller network interfaces, and input/output.   As a centralized system, SCADA is an IIoT Software that monitors an entire area, allowing operators to change set points for flow and enable alarm systems [...]

Three Industries Ready for IoT in 2018

IoT technologies are all around us. From mobile phones and tablets to all sorts of house appliances and vehicle tracking technologies, to automating building systems, and everything in between, IoT is slowly but surely finding its way in most aspects of your work and personal lives. With over 20 billion IoT devices being expected to exist in the world [...]

5G Will Unlock the True Potential of IoT Devices

The Internet of Thing (IoT) is changing the world beyond recognition, both in the industrial sector and our private lives. And the number of internet-connected devices is set to almost double from 2018 to 2020. This exponential rise in IoT devices is believed to happen in large part because of the arrival of 5G in 2019. [...]

The Internet of Things in the GDPR Era

According to a research conducted by the Global Privacy Enhancement Network, 59% of internet-connected devices failed to explain to their customers how their data was collected, used, or disclosed. Furthermore, 68% was unable to tell how the data is stored, 72% did not explain to the users how to erase that data from the device, while 38% did not include [...]

A High-Roller’s Database Was Stolen Through a Casino’s Thermometer in the Lobby Fish Tank

Even if this title sounds like something from a James Bond movie, it is something part of present-day reality. Though experienced as a seamless transition by the average person, what we are experiencing today is known as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Facilitated in large part by another somewhat recent development, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry [...]

The Importance of Education in IIoT Cybersecurity

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly transforming the way manufacturing and other industries are conducting their business. These innovative technologies brought forth by IIoT allow companies to collect and share data in more precise and flexible ways. They can combine both data analytics and M2M communication, as well as data acquisition software to transform [...]

Why Ignition is The Ultimate Platform for SCADA

Released in January 2010, Ignition is an integrated software platform for SCADA systems. It is based on SQL Database-centric architecture and deployed through Java Web Start technology. Ignition has several independent modules that provide separate functionalities in all of the platform's components. Among these features, there are examples such as Data Acquisition, Scripting, Scheduling, Real-Time Status [...]

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