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 [...]

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 [...]

The SCADA Market to Skyrocket from 2017 to 2022

With the capability to capture and analyze data from devices in isolated areas, SCADA systems have a unique place in the technological advancement of the 21st century. Entering the 2017-2022 period, the need for integrated and scalable solutions stretches beyond the highly-industrialized economies to developing countries. Thus, smart technologies that help optimize costs become a [...]

What is SCADA?

What is SCADA? It is an acronym that stands for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition. What does that mean though? I’ve always found the simplest way to explain something is to find a common topic to relate it to. For example, the TV show “How It’s Made”. Imagine in one of the automated factories on that [...]