A Cybersecurity Testbed for Industrial Control Systems

Published: October 09, 2014

Author(s)

Richard Candell, Keith A. Stouffer, Dhananjay Anand

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a cybersecurity testbed for industrial control systems (ICS). The goal of this testbed is to measure the performance of an ICS when instrumented with cybersecurity protections in accordance with practices prescribed by prevailing standards and guidelines. This paper outlines the testbed design and lists research goals, use cases and performance metrics currently being considered. The paper is also intended to initiate discussion between control and security practitioners - two areas that have had little interaction in the past. Research outcomes from the testbed will highlight specific cases where security technologies impact control performance as well as motivate methods by which control engineers can leverage security engineering to design control algorithms that extend safety and fault tolerance to include advanced persistent threats.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2014 Process Control and Safety Symposium
Conference Dates: October 6-9, 2014
Conference Location: Houston, TX
Conference Title: Process Control and Safety Symposium 2014
Pub Type: Conferences

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Keywords

industrial control systems, robotics, chemical process control, cybersecurity, industrial security, process resilience, penetration testing, process performance, measurement science, testbed, robotics, robot control, safety, SCADA
Created October 09, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017