Enabling multi-layer cyber-security assessment of Industrial Control Systems through Hardware-In-The-Loop testbeds

Anastasis Keliris, Charalambos Konstantinou, Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos, Raghad Baiad, Michail Maniatakos

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Abstract

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are under modernization towards increasing efficiency, reliability, and controllability. Despite the numerous benefits of interconnecting ICS components, the wide adoption of Information Technologies (IT) has introduced new security challenges and vulnerabilities to industrial processes, previously obscured by the systems' custom designs. Towards securing the backbone of critical infrastructure, selection of the proper assessment environment for performing cyber-security assessments is crucial. In this paper, we present a layered analysis of vulnerabilities and threats in ICS components, that identifies the need for including real hardware components in the assessment environment. Moreover, we advocate the suitability of Hardware-In-The-Loop testbeds for ICS cyber-security assessment and present their advantages over other assessment environments.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages511-518
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781467395694
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2016
Externally publishedYes

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