Accession Number ADA563104
Title Emulating Industrial Control System Field Devices Using Gumstix Technology.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 122p
Personal Author D. J. Berman
Abstract Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have an inherent lack of security and situational awareness capabilities at the field device level. Yet these systems comprise a significant portion of the nation's critical infrastructure. Currently, there is little insight into the characterization of attacks on ICS. Stuxnet provided an initial look at the type of tactics that can be employed to create physical damage via cyber means. The question still remains, however, as to the extent of malware and attacks that are targeting the critical infrastructure, along with the various methods employed to target systems associated with the ICS environment. This research presents a device using Gumstix technology that emulates an ICS field device. The emulation device is low-cost, adaptable to myriad ICS environments and provides logging capabilities at the field device level. The device was evaluated to ensure conformity to RFC standards and that the operating characteristics are consistent with actual field devices.
Keywords Attack
Conformity
Consistency
Control systems
Environments
Field equipment
Ics(Industral control systems)
Industries
Infrastructure
Physical properties
Security
Simulation
Standards
Targeting
Targets
Theses


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
94 - Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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