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emPOWERUP Virtual: 4 Ways to Assess How Your SCADA System Stacks Up

11 AM ET | June 22

Speaker: Adrian White, GrayMatter

Senior Director of SCADA Services Adrian White discusses four key categories in which industrial organizations can improve their SCADA systems: Technology Utilization, Screen Optimization, Product Versioning and Backup & Recovery.

Regardless of whether you're using GE iFIX, Cimplicity or Ignition, there are always opportunities to make your organization's SCADA operate more efficiently and securely.

Adrian will share his insights and experience working with leading industrial organizations across North America.




  • 11 AM ET | June 22

Automation & Controls: SCADA

GrayMatter’s SCADA Assessment assigns a score of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) in four categories. An average of those scores gives an overall view of an organization's SCADA system.

  • Technology Utilization
  • Screen Optimization
  • Product Versioning
  • Backup & Recovery

Technology Utilization

  • Evaluate available features in SCADA-linked technologies
  • Determine communication protocols of SCADA assets
  • Highlight redundancies and remote access options to mitigate equipment failures, power loss and other emergencies

Screen Optimization

  • Review operator dashboards for ease of use within ANSI/ISA standards
  • Examine current High-Performance Graphics or develop HPG examples
  • Confirm effective training documentation exists to assist new employees

Product Versioning

  • Appraise current versus latest versions of SCADA-connected software
  • Weigh costs, complexity and security implications of upgrading software and equipment
  • Document current version control measures

Backup & Recovery

  • Assess need for high-availability, fault-tolerant servers
  • Identify server failover capabilities configuration options
  • Outline data backup procedures