Data Centric Approach for SCADA – Technology Assessment Study

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Authors
  1. Carruthers, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);Creativity + Inc, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
Cyber security risks in the 21st Century are more pervasive and expansive than ever before. They affect many areas of Canadians lives, including health and safety of citizens, government operations, economic industries and have been shifting from traditional threats, to non-traditional, such as, Industrial Control Systems, Embedded Systems and the Smart Grid (technology deployed which control heating and air conditioning). Thus, it is imminent that the systems designed to prevent security risks be examined and considered in light of the increasing risks that exist today. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems will be surveyed in terms of the application for security protection and assurance techniques for the safety of CIP information and control systems that are Internet Protocol (IP) based. The four generations of SCADA systems, along with two main types of SCADA systems, Modbus and DNP3 will bother be profiled. In addition, in order for the reader to understand the depth and intricacies of security risks, the types of risks will also be analyzed and detailed in this report. Suggestions for examination of SCADA current systems, including a simulation testing is recommended to expand knowledge of these systems. This report surmises that the implementation and adoption of any of the SCADA systems within the power utility industry will advance security protection techniques for industrial control systems.

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Keywords
SCADA;Cyber Security;Industrial Control Systems
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C007 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2015
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
CA039960
CANDIS No
800913
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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