Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 20-26: SCADA cyber security, arc flash compliance, cyber security and process plants, more

Articles about SCADA cyber security, arc flash code compliance, cyber security in process plants, IDS software and IoT risk, and SCADA HMI software security were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.


Control Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 20-26, covered SCADA cyber security, arc flash code compliance, cyber security in process plants, IDS software and IoT risk, and SCADA HMI software security. Link to each article below. 

1. SCADA cyber security

Securing control systems with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA): SCADA software, part of many industrial control systems, can use the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework for cyber security.

2. Arc flash relays meet code compliance

In 2014, the NEC was revised in multiple areas. Changes to Paragraph 240.87 have made compliance simpler and less expensive.

3. Cyber security in process plants: Recognizing risks, addressing current threats

As attacks on industrial control systems (ICSs) become more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, defensive strategies must evolve to keep up. Fortunately, the tools are getting better. See related video.

4. Intrusion detection software lowers Internet of Things (IoT) risk

Intrusion detection software (IDS) for the IoT: What’s the point of protecting your embedded devices if you can’t tell if they are under attack? Why intrusion detection software is essential for web-connected devices.

5. SCADA HMI software security: Understanding and preventing SCADA viruses, intentional and unintentional

Cyber security: Exploring some of the technical concepts will help an end user understand and prevent security flaws when creating SCADA and HMI software applications and the underlying networks architectures. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, July 20-26, for articles published within the last two months. 

- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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