A Guide to Utility Automation: Amr, Scada, and It Systems for Electric Power

A Guide to Utility Automation: Amr, Scada, and It Systems for Electric PowerProvides a history of AMR, Automatic Meter Reading system, describing the essential attributes of families of AMR system technologies and notable suppliers. Discusses the vital competitive importance of new information systems and their needs for AMR data providing examples of how these systems can create strategic competitive advantage.







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Creating HMI/SCADA Industrial Applications Using Microsoft Access

Creating HMI/SCADA Industrial Applications Using Microsoft AccessThe book that reveals the alternative to costly proprietary software for creating a HMI/SCADA application using universally accepted Microsoft Access for database management. This book walks you through the building of an application that loads recipes into a PLC and logs data extracted from the PLC. If you have MS Access then the rest of the tools are here to create the JuicePlant recipe management application.

 

 

 

 

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Securing the Smart Grid: Next Generation Power Grid Security

Securing the Smart Grid: Next Generation Power Grid Security“The first step in securing the Smart Grid is to fully understand the threat landscape. This book provides both a timely and relevant overview of the subject – a must-read for anyone responsible for securing the grid as well as consumers looking to implement the technology!.”– Dr. Patrick Engebretson, Assistant Professor of Computer Security, Dakota State University.

“Easy to read and full of valuable information, this book provides a wide-eyed view of our future and the security challenges we will be facing in our day-to-day lives. Exploring everything from home systems to large-scale power plants, this is a must-read for everyone in our technological society.”– Thomas Wilhelm, ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, SCNA, SCSA, IEM, IAM

Smart Grids are the future of energy. By creating networks from power plant to home, utility companies will be able to regulate power consumption making sure that consumers are receiving the amount that is needed, no more or less. While this new use of networking technology and unique applications such as smart meters will help to conserve energy it also opens up a pipeline, that was regulated manually, into the computer world of interconnected networks. The infrastructure that is being built will need to have robust security as an attack on this network could create chaos to tens of thousands of power consumers, stop a utility company in its tracks, or be used in a cyberwar.

Securing the Smart Grid takes a look at grid security today, how it is developing and being deployed into now over 10 million households in the US alone. Direct attacks to smart meters as well as attacks via the networks will be detailed along with suggestions for defense against them. A framework for how security should be implemented throughout this growing system will be included directing security consultants, and system and network architects on how to keep the grid strong against attackers big and small.

  • Details how old and new hacking techniques can be used against the grid and how to defend against them
  • Discusses current security initiatives and how they fall short of what is needed
  • Find out how hackers can use the new infrastructure against itself

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Scada: Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition

Scada: Supervisory Control And Data AcquisitionThis digital document is an article from Pipeline & Gas Journal, published by Oildom Publishing Company of Texas, Inc. on February 1, 2009. The length of the article is 2518 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Political changes, younger workforce on minds of SCADA, telecommunications experts.(Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)(Greg Vaughn)(Dan Mueller)(Brian Gore )
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: Pipeline & Gas Journal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: February 1, 2009
Publisher: Oildom Publishing Company of Texas, Inc.
Volume: 236 Issue: 2 Page: 28(4)

Distributed by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

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Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism

Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism (NATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security)This book arises from the NATO-Russia Workshop, and focuses on the creation of a risk-informed analysis capability for modeling and predicting the behavior of complex infrastructure networks; applying emerging technology to the problems of designing, constructing, monitoring, and operating critical infrastructure systems; and building an understanding of the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect, and are affected by, critical infrastructure.






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