Secured Communication Scheme for SCADA in Smart Grid Environment

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems is a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data. SCADA systems can be relatively simple, such as one that monitors environmental conditions of a small office building, or incredibly complex, such as a system that monitors all the activity in a nuclear power plant or the activity of a municipal water system. SCADA systems are basically Process Control Systems, designed to automate systems such as traffic control, power grid management, waste processing etc. Connecting SCADA to the Internet can provide a lot of advantages in terms of control, data viewing and generation. SCADA infrastructures like electricity can also be a part of a Smart Grid.

Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) Topic: Security Date Added: Dec 2010 Format: PDF

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