Published:  May 10, 2013

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

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.

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Case Study: Applying Agile Software Methods to Systems Engineering

Delivering a Software Intensive System (SIS) that is on time, within budget and with the required functionality with traditional systems processes has been problematic (Hagan 2011).  This problem will only increase as the complexity of…

Software Protection Against Side Channel Analysis Through a Hardware Level Power Difference Eliminating Mask

Side Channel Analysis (SCA) is a method by which an adversary can gather information about cryptographic keys by examining the physical environment surrounding the microprocessor while it is performing cryptographic operations. In this article, we…

The Efficacy and Challenges of SCADA and Smart Grid Integration

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…