Protecting people and equipment from "arc flash" will be the theme of Plant Engineering magazine's latest Webcast on Sept. 30, 2004. This online event will address: electrical documentation accuracy; protection devices available to increase worker and equipment safety; and knowledge required to make all these pieces fit together.
Many users of personal data assistants (PDAs) store sensitive data on devices that have no security protection, a new survey shows.
The U.S. General Accounting Office recently reported that, besides increasing general cyber threats, several factors are contributing to escalated risks of cyber attacks against control systems. These factors include adoption of standardized technologies with known vulnerabilities and increased connectivity of control systems to other systems, according to GAO's report, "
Many companies are considering using the Internet for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) to provide access to real-time data display, alarming, trending, and reporting from remote equipment. However, there are three significant problems to overcome when implementing an Internet-based SCADA system.