Masters Theses


Vulnerability analysis of PLC-based SCADA systems over ethernet using attack trees and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tools


"Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are a part of the automation systems in industry and they also help to control critical infrastructures. These systems have evolved from proprietary, stand-alone devices to Internet and TCP/IP-based platforms. The migration to a common platform, such as TCP/IP, brings its own share of problems, besides the threat from attackers on the Internet. Such standards, where security has typically been a low priority, present a high level of threat when these systems control business-critical or safety-critical operations. In these systems, security methods and protection techniques should be designed beforehand. This thesis analyzes and considers various weak links in SCADA and Programmabale Logic Controller (PLC)-based systems on Ethernet through a systematic approach using attack trees and designing a risk matrix"--Abstract, page iii.


Miller, Ann K.

Committee Member(s)

Tauritz, Daniel R.
Erickson, Kelvin T.


Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007


xii, 110 pages


© 2007 Simrit Pal Singh, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Computer networks -- Security measures
Programmable logic devices
Supervisory control systems -- Security measures

Thesis Number

T 9292

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