Testbed diversity as a fundamental principle for effective ICS security research

Green, Benjamin and Frey, Sylvain Andre Francis and Rashid, Awais and Hutchison, David (2016) Testbed diversity as a fundamental principle for effective ICS security research. In: SERECIN, 2016-04-06 - 2016-04-06, Royal Holloway.

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The implementation of diversity in testbeds is essential to understanding and improving the security and resilience of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Employing a wide spec- trum of equipment, diverse networks, and business processes, as deployed in real-life infrastructures, is particularly diffi- cult in experimental conditions. However, this level of di- versity is key from a security perspective, as attackers can exploit system particularities and process intricacies to their advantage. This paper presents an ICS testbed with specific focus on infrastructure diversity, and end-to-end business process replication. These qualities are illustrated through a case study mapping data flow/processing, user interactions, and two example attack scenarios.

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SERECIN : International Workshop on Security and Resilience of Cyber-Physical Infrastructures
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