Taxonomy of SCADA systems security testbeds

Antonio Di Pietro, Stefano Panzieri

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Considerable research has focused on developing simulation environments to study the effects of cyber-attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems although a methodology to develop a SCADA security testbed is not yet available. This paper attempts to address the issue by presenting a reference model taken from the literature and classifying specific contributions on the development of SCADA security testbed according to the reference model. Specific techniques and experiments used to recreate cyber-attacks on the de facto standard communication protocol Modbus are also presented. This paper also explores the possibility of integrating specific simulation models into a SCADA security testbed to assess the impact of cyber-attacks on the physical system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288 - 306
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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