Wireless SCADA Communication Protocols for Security Consideration

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Provided by: Congress Press
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks control the critical utility and process control infrastructures in many countries. Many vital functions for utility companies including electricity, natural gas, oil, water, sewage, and railroads are performed by these companies. However, in the initial phase of design and deployment, little attention was given to security considerations which have resulted in an urgent need to upgrade existing systems to withstand unauthorized intrusions. This paper focuses on identification of threats faced by SCADA and investigation of effective methods to enhance its security by analyzing DNP3 protocols.
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