SCADA Systems

Posted by 12 October, 2017
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This is a computer system used to monitor and control processes related to infrastructure, industry or based in a facility. These systems usually consist of four subsystems that include the Human – Machine Interface, Remote Terminal Units, Programmable Logic Controller and Communication.

SCADA systems are usually confused with Distributed Control Systems but the difference is that processes are not controlled in real time. Changes in the networking technology have an effect on these systems with protocols based on TCP/IP and Ethernet replacing older standards.

SCADA

These systems are popular because there is more convenience when viewing processes from remote areas. The change solutions that are more standardized and open and increase in internet connections, have made SCADA systems more prone to attacks.

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