A Taxonomy of Cyber Attacks on SCADA Systems

Provided by: University of California San Francisco
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are deeply ingrained in the fabric of critical infrastructure sectors. These computerized real-time process control systems, over geographically dispersed continuous distribution operations, are increasingly subject to serious damage and disruption by cyber means due to their standardization and connectivity to other networks. However, SCADA systems generally have little protection from the escalating cyber threats. In order to understand the potential danger and to protect SCADA systems, in this paper, the authors highlight their difference from standard IT systems and present a set of security property goals.

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