National Energy Infrastructure Test Centre (NEITC) – Concept and Development of an Entity to Assist in Cyber Protection of Industrial Control Systems within the Energy and Utilities Sector in Canada

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Authors
  1. Howes, R.
  2. Hales, D.
  3. Vallerand, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Awareness of the vulnerability of SCADA and ICS networks increased dramatically following exposure of the 2010 Stuxnet virus which targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities. This was the first publicly known attack on a programmable logic controller and highlighted the need for better testing and monitoring capabilities and more effective collaboration and training. Risk precludes using “live” systems; hence, an independent, complementary capability was needed. A requirement to integrate digital and physical components of SCADA and ICS systems and an opportunity to exploit emulation and simulation were identified. The concept of a “sandbox” used by software programmers to run untested code or untrusted programs in isolation was adopted. Several Federal partners collaborated to create an ICS test and training centre. This report summarizes key elements of the concept and development of the nascent National Energy Infrastructure Test Center (NEITC)

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Keywords
SCADA;Cyber Security;National Energy Infrastructure Test Center (NEITC);Testing and Training
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-TM-2013-055 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Mar 2014
Number of Pages
46
DSTKIM No
CA039134
CANDIS No
539278
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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