Simulation of Network Attacks on SCADA Systems

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Executive Summary

Network security is a major issue affecting SCADA systems designed and deployed in the last decade. Simulation of network attacks on a SCADA system presents certain challenges, since even a simple SCADA system is composed of models in several domains and simulation environments. Here the authors demonstrate the use of C2WindTunnel to simulate a plant and its controller, and the Ethernet network that connects them, in different simulation environments. The authors also simulate DDOS-like attacks on a few of the routers to observe and analyze the effects of a network attack on such a system.

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