publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Designing a machinery control system (MCS) security testbed

Desso, Nathan H.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Industrial control systems (ICS) face daily cyber security threats, can have a significant impact to the security of our nation, and present a difficult challenge to defend. Critical infrastructures, including military systems like the machinery control systems (MCS) found onboard modern U.S. warships, are affected because of their use of commercial automation solutions. The increase of automated control systems within the U.S. Navy saves in manpower costs but increases the need for cyber security research and defense. Research is needed to assess and contribute solutions to ICS security problems. This thesi...
free text keywords: cyber security, critical infrastructure, supervisory control and data acquisition, industrial control system, machinery control system, programmable logic controller, security testbed
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