An Overview of Cyber-Attack Vectors on SCADA Systems


IRMAK E. , Erkek I.

6th International Symposium on Digital Forensic and Security (ISDFS), Antalya, Turkey, 22 - 25 March 2018, pp.350-354 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isdfs.2018.8355379
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.350-354

Abstract

Most of the countries evaluate their energy networks in terms of national security and define as critical infrastructure. Monitoring and controlling of these systems are generally provided by Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Therefore, this study focuses on the cyber-attack vectors on SCADA systems to research the threats and risks targeting them. For this purpose, TCP/IP based protocols used in SCADA systems have been determined and analyzed at first. Then, the most common cyber-attacks are handled systematically considering hardware-side threats, software-side ones and the threats for communication infrastructures. Finally, some suggestions are given.