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1 CLOUD BASED SCADA Removing Implementation and Deployment Barriers Liam Kearns Open Systems International, Inc.

2 SCADA Traditional definition and application.

3 SCADA DEFINITION Definition Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are used to monitor and control field devices geographically dispersed over a large area. Devices include Remote Telemetry Units (RTUs), Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), used to gather and manipulate field equipment such as switches and pumps. Information gathered can be used in analytics to find trends, anticipate maintenance, and provide operational insight.

4 SCADA TRADITIONAL SYSTEM FIELD DEVICES FIREWALL SERVERS WORKSTATIONS DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM NETWORK

5 SCADA TRADITIONAL USERS SCADA ADMIN OPERATORS CORPORATE System administrator, designer, database manager, security analyst, etc. Controllers, maintenance, field crews, technicians, etc. Management, accounting, billing, planning, etc.

6 SCADA IMPLEMENTATION PRICING 46% SCADA System Licensing Costs 31% Implementation Services 12% Hardware and 3 rd Party Costs 11% First year support costs *Based on typical contracts for RECs

7 CHALLENGES Traditional deployment challenges.

8 CHALLENGES DIRECT COSTS 350 Yearly Cost Accumulated Cost $290K TOTAL Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six Year Seven * Chart is not adjusted for inflation TRADITIONAL SCADA

9 CHALLENGES INDIRECT COSTS PERSONNEL EXPANSION TRAINING SCADA Administrator/Engineer $71K Platform migration Additional functionality Systems Integration 1 st Party Software Training 3 rd Party Software Training Hardware Refreshes Source: payscale.com TRADITIONAL SCADA

10 CHALLENGES TOTAL COSTS Yearly Costs Accumulated Cost Indirect Costs $873K TOTAL Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six Year Seven * Chart is not adjusted for inflation TRADITIONAL SCADA

11 CHALLENGES IMPLEMENTATION DEPLOYMENT TIME COMPLEXITY STAFFING 3-6 Months from start Required system information New staff New technology Reorganize existing staff TRADITIONAL SCADA

12 CHALLENGES SECURITY Customer Responsibilities Server-side Security Communication Security System Patching 3 rd Party Vulnerabilities Antivirus Updates Technical Service Bulletins System stability User Access Password Management File Security System hardening Integration security TRADITIONAL SCADA

13 CLOUDS Defining the terms and fundamental ideas.

14 CLOUD COMPUTING DEFINITION NIST Definition Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, ondemand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. (SP )

15 CLOUD COMPUTING TYPES IaaS Infrastructure as a Service PaaS Platform as a Service SaaS Software as a Service

16 CLOUD COMPUTING MODELS 01. PUBLIC Open use, general public access, offsite, owned by a provider. 02. PRIVATE Closed use, exclusive access, local or offsite. PUBLIC HYBRID PRIVATE 03. HYBRID Combination of system models.

17 CLOUD COMPUTING SCADA FIELD DEVICES CLOUD FIREWALL WORKSTATIONS DATA ACQUISITION CLOUD CONNECTION SYSTEM NETWORK

18 CLOUD COMPUTING PRICING 0% SCADA System Licensing Costs 65% Implementation Services 0% Hardware and 3 rd Party Costs 35% Subscription Costs *Based on typical contracts for RECs

19 SOLUTIONS Leveraging the cloud to solve our problems.

20 SOLUTIONS DIRECT COSTS 300 Yearly Cost Accumulated Cost $252K TOTAL Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six Year Seven * Chart is not adjusted for inflation CLOUD SCADA

21 SOLUTIONS INDIRECT COSTS PERSONNEL EXPANSION TRAINING No additional staffing Handled by the provider Provider responsibility CLOUD SCADA

22 SOLUTIONS DIRECT COSTS 300 Yearly Cost Accumulated Cost Indirect Costs $252K TOTAL Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six Year Seven * Chart is not adjusted for inflation CLOUD SCADA

23 SOLUTIONS DIRECT COSTS Cloud Traditional $873K TOTAL $252K TOTAL Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four Year Five Year Six Year Seven * Chart is not adjusted for inflation CLOUD SCADA vs TRADITIONAL SCADA

24 CHALLENGES IMPLEMENTATION DEPLOYMENT TIME COMPLEXITY STAFFING 1-3 Months from start System configuration by provider No new staffing or reorganization CLOUD SCADA

25 CHALLENGES SECURITY Provider Responsibilities Server-side Security Communication Security System Patching 3 rd Party Vulnerabilities Antivirus Updates Technical Service Bulletins System stability User Access Password Management File Security System hardening Integration security CLOUD SCADA

26 SUMMARY Bringing it all home.

27 CLOUD COMPUTING SUMMARY FASTER EASIER CHEAPER

28 THANKS!

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