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      ICS Interaction Testbed: A Platform for Cyber-Physical Security Research

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      6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019 (ICS-CSR)
      Cyber Security Research
      10th-12th September 2019
      Cyber security, Cyber-Physical systems, ICS, PLC, SCADA, Testbed


            To perform cyber security research on cyber-physical systems, the involvement of real physical systems and components is an obvious benefit. However, in the area of industrial control systems, limited accessibility to operational systems for experimentation motivates a growing trend for researchers to develop testbeds for security research. Comprehensive testbeds require a significant investment of resources to develop, which may not be the most efficient or feasible option for researchers. This work documents the physical and network architecture of a small but diverse testbed, comprising multiple PLC devices and physical processes. The contribution of this work is to facilitate research that requires capturing of the interactions between cyber systems and physical processes, and the effect of cyber-attacks on physical components and processes in realtime. A classification approach to better understand and communicate how testbeds are utilised in the research community is also proposed and provides context for this work.


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            September 2019
            September 2019
            : 89-96
            [0001]Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

            Queen’s University Belfast
            © Henry Hui et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019

            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/

            6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019
            Athens, Greece
            10th-12th September 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Cyber Security Research

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/icscsr19.12
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            PLC,ICS,Cyber-Physical systems,Cyber security,Testbed,SCADA


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