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      Forensic Readiness for SCADA/ICS Incident Response

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      4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016 (ICS-CSR)

      Cyber Security Research

      23 - 25 August 2016

      SCADA, critical infrastructure, digital forensics, incident response, SCADA forensics

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            Abstract

            The actions carried out following any cyber-attack are vital in limiting damage, regaining control and determining the cause and those responsible. Within SCADA and ICS environments there is certainly no exception. Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) relies heavily on SCADA systems to monitor and control critical processes. Many of these systems span huge geographical areas and contain thousands of individual devices, across an array of asset types. When an incident occurs, those assets contain forensic artefacts, which can be thought of as any data that provides explanation to the current state of the SCADA system. Knowing what devices exist within the network and the tools and methods to retrieve data from them are some of the biggest challenges for incident response within CNI. This paper aims to identify those assets and their forensic value whilst providing the tools needed to perform data acquisition in a forensically sound manner. It will also discuss the key stages in which the incident response process can be managed.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            August 2016
            August 2016
            : 142-150
            Affiliations
            [0001]Information Security Research group

            School of Computing and Mathematics

            Department of Computing, Engineering and Science

            University of South Wales

            Pontypridd, CF371DL

            UK
            [0002]Computer Science and Informatics

            Cardiff University, Queen’s Buildings

            5 The Parade, Roath

            Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK
            [0003]Airbus Group Innovations

            Quadrant House Celtic Springs

            Coedkernew

            Newport NP10 8FZ, UK
            [0004]Department of International Politics

            Aberystwyth University

            Penglais, Aberystwyth

            Ceredigion

            SY23 3FE, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/ICS2016.16
            2fc2a504-1ac4-4abc-9aca-a7a82d61d7ab
            © Eden et al. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016
            ICS-CSR
            4
            Queen’s Belfast University, UK
            23 - 25 August 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Cyber Security Research
            Product
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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