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SCADA innovation: How to test relays without blacking out the zone substation

SCADA innovation: How to test relays without blacking out the zone substation

The utilities sector is moving towards smart grid technology – a shift that reflects the rapid advances in technical capacity for SCADA systems. Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne will become a cornerstone for integrating smart grid technology into Australia’s electricity supply market, with the development of one of the world’s few (if not first) Zone Substation Simulator Centre (VZSSC). At the last SCADA event, two of the project’s lead specialists shared exclusive insight into the technical specifications, research and development, and what it means for the electricity supply industry. 

Hack Attack: Intelligent Defence for SCADA

Hack Attack: Intelligent Defence for SCADA

Ahead of SCADA 2017 we chat to Dr. Elena Sitnikova, Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Leader at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security.

Elena discusses the risks automation poses to SCADA legacy systems and  highlights the points on internet of things (IoT) for industrial systems.  She describes a shifting focus to cyber-physical systems that require balancing machine to machine interaction (M2M) towards human-machine interactions and delves into potential tools and solutions to protect networks from unauthorised access and attacks. 

Creating Business-wide Efficiencies by Utilising Virtual Tags to Extract Additional Value from Archived Data

Creating Business-wide Efficiencies by Utilising Virtual Tags to Extract Additional Value from Archived Data

Ahead of the SCADA Summit 2018 we chat to Dr. Peter Prevos, Manager of Data Science at Coliban Water. In this article Peter chats to us about Coliban Water’s newly developed virtual tag system. These tags extract, analyse and report on data available through SCADA, providing Coliban Water with a clearer contextual backdrop for analysis.

Strategically Managing, Protecting and Upgrading Australia’s Largest Water SCADA Network

Strategically Managing, Protecting and Upgrading Australia’s Largest Water SCADA Network

Ahead of the SCADA Summit 2018 we chat to Mike Wassell, Operational Technology Services Manager at Sydney Water. In this article Mike discusses some of the challenges affecting modern SCADA operations and delves into the technologies and innovations Sydney Water is utilising to help build resilience and secure SCADA networks for the future. 

Insights with Shell QGC: Understanding and Building Resilience to Cyber Security Threats

Insights with Shell QGC: Understanding and Building Resilience to Cyber Security Threats

Ahead of the SCADA Summit 2018 we chat to Jason Schurmann, Process Control Domain Security Expert and Technical Authority for the AU/NZ region at Shell QGC, one of Australia's leading natural gas producers.

Jason, who manages all aspects of cyber security for the automation systems of Shell QGC’s Upstream part of the business and provides assurance and support for midstream LNG plant explores the importance of network security and delves into the strategies which can help manage security threats and build resilience.