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Accession Number DE2012-1044208
Title Cyber Security Testing and Training Programs for Industrial Control Systems.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 9p
Personal Author D. Noyes
Abstract Service providers rely on industrial control systems (ICS) to manage the flow of water at dams, open breakers on power grids, control ventilation and cooling in nuclear power plants, and more. In today's interconnected environment, this can present a serious cyber security challenge. To combat this growing challenge, government, private industry, and academia are working together to reduce cyber risks. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a key contributor to the Department of Energy National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Control Systems Security Program (CSSP), both of which focus on improving the overall security posture of ICS in the national critical infrastructure. In support of the NSTB, INL hosts a dedicated SCADA testing facility which consists of multiple control systems supplied by leading national and international manufacturers. Within the test bed, INL researchers systematically examine control system components and work to identify vulnerabilities. In support of the CSSP, INL develops and conducts training courses which are designed to increase awareness and defensive capabilities for IT/Control System professionals. These trainings vary from web-based cyber security trainings for control systems engineers to more advanced hands-on training that culminates with a Red Team/ Blue Team exercise that is conducted within an actual control systems environment. INL also provides staffing and operational support to the DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) Security Operations Center which responds to and analyzes control systems cyber incidents across the 18 US critical infrastructure sectors.
Keywords Control systems
Cybersecurity
Dams
Idaho National Laboratory
Nuclear power plants
Testing
Training
Ventilation
Water


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
62C - Control Systems & Control Theory
77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
50B - Civil Engineering
Corporate Author Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517

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