Title: Taxonomy of SCADA systems security testbeds

Authors: Antonio Di Pietro; Stefano Panzieri

Addresses: ENEA, Computing and Technological Infrastructures Lab, via Anguillarese 301, 00123 Rome, Italy ' Department of Informatics and Automation, University of Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale, 79, 00146 Rome, Italy

Abstract: Considerable research has focused on developing simulation environments to study the effects of cyber-attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems although a methodology to develop a SCADA security testbed is not yet available. This paper attempts to address the issue by presenting a reference model taken from the literature and classifying specific contributions on the development of SCADA security testbed according to the reference model. Specific techniques and experiments used to recreate cyber-attacks on the de facto standard communication protocol Modbus are also presented. This paper also explores the possibility of integrating specific simulation models into a SCADA security testbed to assess the impact of cyber-attacks on the physical system.

Keywords: SCADA systems; cyber attacks; simulation; critical infrastructures; supervisory control; data acquisition; SCADA security; reference models; modelling; security testbeds.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2014.066335

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2014 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.288 - 306

Available online: 17 Dec 2014 *

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