A Strategic Approach to Managing Security in SCADA Systems

Mehdi Asgarkhani, Elena Sitnikova

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The internet was started as an open distributed system for researchers and academics without much concern for cyber security related issues. However, it gradually evolved into a complex network as a platform for connectivity of businesses and communities across the world. Today, the Internet not only brings together businesses and communities but also hosts complex electronic and engineering systems (such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition - SCADA - systems) deployed to manage critical infrastructures. The Internet has become the transporting method for high volume of critical information worldwide. Securing sensitive information and safe-guarding operations of critical infrastructure management systems is a worldwide preoccupation. SCADA systems are put in place worldwide to manage not only critical infrastructures but also complex operations that play a vital role in managing scarce natural resources and the environment. This paper examines research on both SCADA systems and Internet security and provides an overview of key issues and recommends a strategy framework for protection of SCADA systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ECCWS- 2014
Subtitle of host publicationThe University of Piraeus, Greece 3-4 July 2014
EditorsAndrew N. Liaropoulos, George A. Tsihrintzis
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781910309247
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event13th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2014 - Piraeus, Greece
Duration: 3 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameEuropean Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS
ISSN (Print)2048-8602
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8610


Conference13th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2014


  • Cyber security
  • Information security
  • SCADA systems
  • Strategic security management


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