Title

Process control systems security analysis utilizing reverse engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Wonderware

Abstract

"This paper investigates the processes and tools necessary to reverse engineer proprietary file formats. As a proof of concept, common control software, known as Supervisory, Control, and Data Acquisition, or SCADA, will be investigated. This software, which controls and monitors nation-wide Critical Infrastructure, is among the most important software to protect. Unfortunately, as we will discover, control software is quite vulnerable to attack. Particular attention is paid to the security configuration and alarm mechanisms. In this paper, several new vulnerabilities are identified and explored in both the security configuration and alarm system of one particular system, known as Wonderware. Finally, methodologies utilizing digital forensics will be discussed in order to protect against the identified vulnerabilities"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Miller, Ann K.

Committee Member(s)

Tauritz, Daniel R.
Erickson, Kelvin T.

Department(s)

Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Pagination

ix, 84 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86).

Rights

© 2006 Jason Russell Trent, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electronic data processing -- Security measures
Process control -- Computer programs
Reverse engineering

Thesis Number

T 8956

Print OCLC #

82371952

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5771872~S5

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