An examination of a real-life project
The times when control and SCADA systems were isolated are long gone. Many authors have now started to refer to control systems as some kind of Internet of Things (IoT) system. The majority of organizations using IoT systems don’t test their control devices. System administrators are reluctant to test them in the production environment and the setup of a traditional testing laboratory is something complex and expensive that usually doesn’t fit in budget.
This paper describes the means to building a functional testing environment that fills that gap. Instead of setting up an entire complex structure, simulation is used in an effective way, in order to accelerate the installation process and cut down the costs dramatically.