Industrial Cybersecurity For Power System And SCADA Networks

E.J. Byres and A. Creery; “Industrial Cybersecurity For Power System And SCADA Networks”, Proceedings of the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industries Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Denver, September 200

Abstract:  Many automation and modernizatiTypical_Open_Ports_1_1.JPGon programs are now employing intranet/internet technologies in industrial control strategies. The ensuing systems are a mixture of state-of-the-art and legacy installations and create challenges in the implementation and enforcement of security measures. Control system intrusions can cause environmental damage, safety risks, poor quality and lost production.

This paper presents methods to determine and reduce the vulnerability of networked control systems to unintended and malicious intrusions. The procedure for conducting a thorough assessment of the process control networks to evaluate these risks is presented. Security issues are identified, as are technical and procedural countermeasures to mitigate these risks. Examples are drawn from past assessments and incidents. Once complete, the assessment results allow the network designer to plan infrastructure expansion with confidence in the security and reliability of the network’s operation.

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