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Testbed diversity as a fundamental principle for effective ICS security research

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Publication date6/04/2016
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventSERECIN - Egham, United Kingdom

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WorkshopSERECIN
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEgham
Period6/04/166/04/16
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Abstract

The implementation of diversity in testbeds is essential to understanding and improving the security and resilience of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Employing a wide spec- trum of equipment, diverse networks, and business processes, as deployed in real-life infrastructures, is particularly diffi- cult in experimental conditions. However, this level of di- versity is key from a security perspective, as attackers can exploit system particularities and process intricacies to their advantage. This paper presents an ICS testbed with specific focus on infrastructure diversity, and end-to-end business process replication. These qualities are illustrated through a case study mapping data flow/processing, user interactions, and two example attack scenarios.