Volume 12, Issue 5, May 2020



Industrial Control Systems (ICS): Cyber-attacks & Security Optimization

Industrial Control Systems (ICS): Cyber-attacks & Security Optimization

Pages: 31-41 (11) | [Full Text] PDF (556 KB)
ED Emake, IA Adeyanju, GO Uzedhe
Department of Computer Engineering, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria


Abstract -
Cyber-security of digital industrial control system in reality is complex and challenging research area, due to various interconnections of electro-mechanical related components driving national critical infrastructures. These networked system components performs monitoring and controlling tasks in several industries and organization through the access of Internet connectivity across the world. More recently, there are myriad of security threats and attacks by malicious elements on ICS which now presents a priority to organizations and researchers for optimal security solutions. Development of the Internet and communication systems has also exacerbated such security concerns. Activities of cyber-attacks malicious elements on ICS may result in serious disaster in industrial environments, human casualties and loss. This paper critically looks at the SCADA/industrial control systems, architecture, cyber-attacks. Other aspect of the paper examines current ICS security technologies including a computational secured algorithm for PLC.
Index Terms - ICS, SCADA, Cyber-Security, Cyber-Attack, Security Technologies

Citation - ED Emake, IA Adeyanju, GO Uzedhe. "Industrial Control Systems (ICS): Cyber-attacks & Security Optimization." International Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology 12, no. 5 (2020): 31-41.