RICS-el: Building a national testbed for research and training on SCADA security (short paper)
Paper in proceeding, 2019

Trends show that cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructures are increasing, but security research for protecting such systems are challenging. There is a gap between the somewhat simplified models researchers at universities can sustain contra the complex systems at infrastructure owners that seldom can be used for direct research. There is also a lack of common datasets for research benchmarking. This paper presents a national experimental testbed for security research within supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), accessible for both research training and experiments. The virtualized testbed has been designed and implemented with both vendor experts and security researchers to balance the goals of realism with specific research needs. It includes a real SCADA product for energy management, a number of network zones, substation nodes, and a simulated power system. This environment enables creation of scenarios similar to real world utility scenarios, attack generation, development of defence mechanisms, and perhaps just as important: generating open datasets for comparative research evaluation.

Training for C(I)IP and effective intervention


Analysis and Validation approaches to C(I)IP

Cyber security in C(I)I systems



Magnus Almgren

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Peter Andersson

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Gunnar Björkman

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Mathias Ekstedt

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Jonas Hallberg

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Simin Nadjm-Tehrani

Linköping University

Erik Westring

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 11260 LNCS 219-225

13th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2018
Kaunas, Lithuania,

Resilient Information and Control Systems (RICS)

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (2015-828), 2015-09-01 -- 2020-08-31.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

Communication Systems

Embedded Systems

Computer Systems



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