Secure SCADA Framework for the Protection of Energy Control Systems

TitleSecure SCADA Framework for the Protection of Energy Control Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsC. Alcaraz, J. Lopez, J. Zhou, and R. Roman
JournalConcurrency and Computation Practice & Experience
Date PublishedAug 2011
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISSN Number1532-0626
ISBN Number23(12)1311-1464 (2011)
KeywordsEnergy Distribution and Control Systems, SCADA Systems, Sensor Networks

Energy distribution systems are becoming increasingly widespread in today’s society. One of the elements that is used to monitor and control these systems are the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems. In particular, these control systems and their complexities, together with the emerging use of the Internet and wireless technologies, bring new challenges that must be carefully considered. Examples of such challenges are the particular bene¯ts of the integration of those new technologies, and also the e®ects they may have on the overall SCADA security. The main task of this paper is to provide a framework that shows how the integration of di®erent state-of-the-art technologies in an energy control system, such as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs), and the Internet, can bring some interesting benefits such as status management and anomaly prevention, while maintaining the security of the whole system.

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