Case Studies

[SA Power Networks] Developing an Emergency Response Plan and Improving Systems to Minimise Risk

[SA Power Networks] Developing an Emergency Response Plan and Improving Systems to Minimise Risk

Ahead of SCADA 2017 we chat to Tasnim Abdel-Razaq, Network Control Manager at SA Power Networks. In September 2016 South Australia experienced a severe storm that lead to a statewide blackout which impacted over 1.7 million people (the population of South Australia). Tasnim shares with us SA Power Networks’ Emergency Response Plan and how systems and processes have been reviewed to reduce risks into the future.   
[Australian Centre for Cyber Security] Hack Attack: Intelligent Defence for SCADA

[Australian Centre for Cyber Security] Hack Attack: Intelligent Defence for SCADA

Ahead of SCADA 2017 we chat to Dr. Elena Sitnikova, Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Leader at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security.

Elena discusses the risks automation poses to SCADA legacy systems and  highlights the points on internet of things (IoT) for industrial systems.  She describes a shifting focus to cyber-physical systems that require balancing machine to machine interaction (M2M) towards human-machine interactions and delves into potential tools and solutions to protect networks from unauthorised access and attacks. 

[Sydney Water] Strategically Managing, Protecting and Upgrading Australia’s Largest Water SCADA Network

[Sydney Water] Strategically Managing, Protecting and Upgrading Australia’s Largest Water SCADA Network

Ahead of the SCADA Summit 2018 we chat to Mike Wassell, Operational Technology Services Manager at Sydney Water. In this article Mike discusses some of the challenges affecting modern SCADA operations and delves into the technologies and innovations Sydney Water is utilising to help build resilience and secure SCADA networks for the future. 

[Coopers Brewery & Sydney Water] Harnessing Modern SCADA System Capabilities to Increasing Output Efficiency

[Coopers Brewery & Sydney Water] Harnessing Modern SCADA System Capabilities to Increasing Output Efficiency

Ahead of SCADA 2019, we examine how two organisations, Sydney Water, and Coopers Brewery are leveraging SCADA systems to strengthen their quality assessment, operating standards, and maintenance proficiency.