Security Aspects of SCADA and DCS Environments

TitleSecurity Aspects of SCADA and DCS Environments
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsC. Alcaraz, G. Fernandez, and F. Carvajal
EditorJ. Lopez, S.. Wolthunsen, and R. Setola
Book TitleCritical Infrastructure Protection: Information Infrastructure Models, Analysis, and Defense
Series TitleAdvances in Critical Infrastructure Protection: Information Infrastructure Models, Analysis, and Defense. LNCS 7130.
Volume7130
Pagination120-149
Date PublishedSeptember 2012
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
CityHeidelberger (Berlin, Alemania)
ISBN NumberISBN:978-3-642-28919-4
ISSN Number0302-9743
KeywordsCritical Information Infrastructure Protection, SCADA Systems
Abstract

SCADA Systems can be seen as a fundamental component in Critical Infrastructures, having an impact in the overall performance of other Critical Infrastructures interconnected. Currently, these systems include in their network designs different types of Information and Communication Technology systems (such as the Internet and wireless technologies), not only to modernize operational processes but also to ensure automation and real-time control. Nonetheless, the use of these new technologies will bring new security challenges, which will have a significant impact on both the business process and home users. Therefore, the main purpose of this Chapter is to address these issues and to analyze the interdependencies of Process Control Systems with ICT systems, to discuss some security aspects and to offer some possible solutions and recommendations.

Citation KeyBC2011Alcaraz
Paper File: 
https://www.nics.uma.es/sites/default/files/papers/BC2011Alcaraz.pdf

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