Visible to the public A Security Test-Bed for Industrial Control Systems

TitleA Security Test-Bed for Industrial Control Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAzimi, Mahdi, Sami, Ashkan, Khalili, Abdullah
Conference NameProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Modern Software Engineering Methods for Industrial Automation
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Conference LocationHyderabad, India
ISBN Number978-1-4503-2851-7
KeywordsDynamic Test, industrial control systems, Industrial Control Systems Anomaly Detection, Network Test, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, security, Static Test, test-bed

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) such as Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Distributed Automation Systems (DAS) control and monitor critical infrastructures. In recent years, proliferation of cyber-attacks to ICS revealed that a large number of security vulnerabilities exist in such systems. Excessive security solutions are proposed to remove the vulnerabilities and improve the security of ICS. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of them presented or developed a security test-bed which is vital to evaluate the security of ICS tools and products. In this paper, a test-bed is proposed for evaluating the security of industrial applications by providing different metrics for static testing, dynamic testing and network testing in industrial settings. Using these metrics and results of the three tests, industrial applications can be compared with each other from security point of view. Experimental results on several real world applications indicate that proposed test-bed can be successfully employed to evaluate and compare the security level of industrial applications.

Citation Keyazimi_security_2014