Abstract

The protection of critical infrastructure systems is a hotly debated topic. The very label "critical infrastructure" implies that these systems are important, and they are: they support our everyday lives, from the water and food in our homes to our physical and financial welfare. This article explores the recent evolution of programmable logic controllers (PCSs) and their environments, explains the need for improved security in these systems, and describes some of the emerging research areas that offer promise in PCS security.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

PCS; PCS Security; SCADA Systems; Control Systems; Critical Infrastructure; Critical Infrastructure System; Process Control; Process Control Systems Security; Programmable Controllers; Programmable Logic Controller; Security of Data

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1540-7993

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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