A testbed for analyzing security of SCADA control systems (TASSCS)

Malaz Mallouhi, Youssif Al-Nashif, Don Cox, Tejaswini Chadaga, Salim Hariri

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Abstract

The critical infrastructures of our society are in the process of being modernized. Most significantly impacted are the industrial control systems through replacement of old electromechanical systems with advanced computing and communication technologies. This modernization has introduced new vulnerabilities to those infrastructures. Securing critical infrastructures is a challenging research problem, as these control systems were not designed with security in mind. This paper presents a testbed designed to study and simulate the various available techniques for securing and protecting Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems against a wide range of cyber attacks. The testbed is also used to evaluate the detection rate, false alerts and effectiveness of the protection techniques. We present preliminary results on using the testbed to detect a selected set of cyber attacks and the impact of the protection techniques on the operations of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2011
Event2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2011 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 17 2011Jan 19 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT Europe

Other

Other2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period1/17/111/19/11

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Keywords

  • Autonomic Software Protection System (ASPS)
  • SACAD Systems
  • SCADA Cyber Attacks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mallouhi, M., Al-Nashif, Y., Cox, D., Chadaga, T., & Hariri, S. (2011). A testbed for analyzing security of SCADA control systems (TASSCS). In 2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2011 [5759169] (IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT Europe). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT.2011.5759169