Let's start with the "calm down" part of the article: yes, LogicLocker is ransomware designed for programmable logic controllers, but no, the cyber-geddon isn't upon us.
Topic: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs) are electronic control systems that control physical machines such as motors and valves in an industrial plant. In a networked environment, the security of the physical machines depends on the security of the electronic control systems, but cybersecurity is not typically the main design concern. The main concern for CPSs is the
The advent and evolution of the Smart Grid initiative to improve the electric utility power infrastructure has brought with it a number of opportunities for improving efficiencies, but along with those benefits come challenges in the effort to assure safety, security, and reliability for utilities and consumers alike. One of the considerations in designing
This journal issue covers Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Articles in this issue discuss how SCADA systems can improve efficiency but also present new challenges. How those challenges can be addressed by applying agile software engineering methods to systems engineering.