Man-in-the-middle attack test-bed investigating cyber-security vulnerabilities in smart grid SCADA systems

Y. Yang, K. McLaughlin, T. Littler, S. Sezer, Eul Gyu Im, Z.Q. Yao, B. Pranggono, H.F. Wang

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    Abstract

    The increased complexity and interconnectivity of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in the Smart Grid has exposed them to a wide range of cybersecurity issues, and there are a multitude of potential access points for cyber attackers. This paper presents a SCADAspecific cyber-security test-bed which contains SCADA software and communication infrastructure. This test-bed is used to investigate an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) spoofing based man-in-the-middle attack. Finally, the paper proposes a future work plan which focuses on applying intrusion detection and prevention technology to address cyber-security issues in SCADA systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Sustainable Power Generation and Supply (SUPERGEN 2012)
    PublisherIEEE
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84919-673-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • smart power grids
    • power engineering computing
    • protocols
    • SCADA systems
    • security of data

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