A First Look into SCADA Network Traffic

R.R.R. Barbosa, R. Sadre, Aiko Pras

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    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks are commonly deployed to aid the operation of critical infrastructures, such as water distribution facilities. These networks provide automated processes that ensure the correct functioning of these infrastructures, in a operation much similar to those of management operations found in traditional Internet Protocol (IP), in particular the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). In this paper we provide a first look into characteristics of SCADA traffic, with the goal of building an empirical foundation for future research, and investigate to what extent the SCADA traffic patterns are similar to SNMP.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2012)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0267-8
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
    Event13th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2012 - Maui, United States
    Duration: 16 Apr 201220 Apr 2012
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISSN (Print)1542-1201


    Conference13th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2012
    Abbreviated titleNOMS 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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    • IR-80542
    • EWI-21796
    • METIS-289641

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