SCADA Systems: The heart and brain of industrial automation
In the industrial sector, especially where assets are dispersed and situated in remote locations, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the heart and brain that manage data collection, perform data fusion and analytics, and automate industrial processes.
This white paper will cover four main topics. First, it will review the technologies that comprise SCADA systems. Second, it will discuss the value of industrial automation. In the third section, it will address key technological and economic challenges associated with SCADA systems in outside-of-the-fence applications. Finally, it will discuss the crucial significance of securing SCADA systems.