Challenges and opportunities in securing industrial control systems

D. Hadziosmanovic, D. Bolzoni, Sandro Etalle, Pieter H. Hartel

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    Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are used for operating and monitoring industrial processes. Recent reports state that current ICS infrastructures are not sufficiently protected against cyber threats. Unfortunately, due to the specific nature of these systems, the application of common security countermeasures is often not effective. This paper summarizes experiences over a series of research efforts for building tools and mechanisms to improve the security and awareness in ICS. In particular, we discuss challenges and opportunities identified during an extensive analysis of ICS data resources. We believe that such insights are valuable for further research in the ICS context.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Complexity in Engineering, COMPENG 2012
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1614-9
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
    EventIEEE Workshop on Complexity in Engineering, COMPENG 2012 - Aachen, Germany
    Duration: 11 Jun 201213 Jun 2012

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    WorkshopIEEE Workshop on Complexity in Engineering, COMPENG 2012
    Other11-13 June 2012


    • IR-81216
    • METIS-287965
    • Process Control
    • EWI-22136
    • ICS
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • SCADA

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