Specifying Hardware and Software for a Modern SCADA System

Enterprise Automation Specifying hardware software

How do I decide on hardware and software for a new SCADA System? The best place to start is with the end in mind.  Sometimes that might mean designing the entire system, but often that is as simple as thinking through – and maybe writing down – all of the functionality and requirements you’d eventually […]

Don’t get hacked! – Audit and Secure your Operational Technology Environment

A recent network hack intrusion out of the City of Oldsmar FL illustrates the importance of a solid network security protocol within operational technology systems. In the Oldsmar case, an unknown hacker gained access to the city’s water control SCADA system and attempted to “poison” the water supply by increasing the levels of sodium hydroxide […]

Best Practices for SCADA Networking 

SCADA networking

The three most important structures you must get right when setting up SCADA networking for cybersecurity are: Network segmentation Firewalls User privilege management   While there are many other improvements that can be made as a part of an overall defense-in-depth strategy, these three structures will set the base of a strong, cyber-secure SCADA system. […]

How to Eliminate SCADA Obsolescence

Obsolete SCADA systems are a common industry problem.  Parts aren’t supported, you’ve used your last spare, and you’re left to search eBay to get your system running again.  Or, you have so many alerts that technicians have stopped paying attention to them at all.  You want to modernize your system, but your funds are tapped […]

Engineering Manager Chris Schleich on CSIA’s Talking Industrial Automation Podcast

Recently, our Engineering Manager Chris Schleich participated in a discussion with CSIA’s Lisa Richter on the state of automation in today’s economy. Check out the video below to see Chris’ answers to questions like, “Are you seeing an increase in work or how otherwise has the pandemic impacted your business or your plans for 2020?” […]

Schneider Electric Re-Brands PlantStruxure to EcoStruxure

Schneider Electric recently re-branded their “PlantStruxure” IOT offering to “EcoStruxure Plant” as part of their internal global re-branding project. Moving forward, Schneider is planning to place greater focus on their initiatives to promote efficiency and sustainability, leveraging the EcoStruxure branding to widen the scope from a “Plant” focus to a much broader “Ecosystem” focus. EcoStruxure […]

Scott Pickford (President) Presents on CSIA Panel at Annual Conference

Avid Solutions President PC Romano, DMC Inc. President Frank Riordan, & Enterprise Automation Principal Scott Pickford   EA’s President, Scott Pickford, recently had the honor of speaking on the Onboarding the Next Generation of Leaders panel at the the 2019 Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference. He was joined on stage by DMC Inc. President […]

Wonderware California SoCal User Conference

What a week! EA presented at the annual Wonderware California SoCal User conference – a convocation of Wonderware professionals that took place in a different location, from Bakersfield to San Diego, everyday for one week. As a testament to EA’s unique expertise in the field, EA was the only Systems Integrator to have the privilege […]

EA becomes first Schneider Electric Modernization Alliance Partner

EA is the first company in the US to earn several of Schneider Electric’s new Modernization certifications. With the announced end of life for the Quantum line of PLCs and approaching end of service for Concept and ProWORX programming software, EA understands that many clients will need assistance migrating to modern platforms in the near […]

Josh Riley, EA Principal, joins AVEVA Partner Board

“I’m honored to be a member of the AVEVA Partner Board” AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software. Most relevant to EA, they acquired Schneider Electric’s industrial software business including both Citect and Wonderware. Josh was hand selected to be a member of their Partner Board. The exclusive group meets several times a year […]