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A review on current and old SCADA networks applied to water distribution systems


Franco, Daniel Jose and Muhammed, Abdullah and K. Subramaniam, Shamala and Abdullah, Azizol and Silva, Rui Miguel and Akram, Omar Khasro (2019) A review on current and old SCADA networks applied to water distribution systems. In: 2019 First International Conference of Intelligent Computing and Engineering (ICOICE), 15-16 Dec. 2019, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Hadhramout University, Yemen. .


Water is probably the oldest factor receiving attention from the population, since the beginning of the human race. The evolution of water supply systems is directly related to the urban growth of the cities and their geographical location. This study focuses on SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems used to control and managing water distribution systems all around the world, highlighting their components and deeply approaching SCADA networks and communication protocols. Based on the need of protection and security on SCADA networks, this study aims to provide a review of the existing literature, through the case study of water distribution systems, identifying the different components of a SCADA system, as well as its communication architectures and protocols and some known attacks, to design a framework on current and old SCADA networks. Results show that SCADA systems are not just applied to water distribution and water waste systems, but also to many other industrial automated systems that control on crucial systems. The security of such systems is yet weak and faces many vulnerabilities and threats, where security mechanisms must be applied. For this purpose, the study of SCADA networks and communications is considered a crucial point for the correct development of security tools.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Faculty of Design and Architecture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOICE48418.2019.9035134
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: DNP3 protocol; Modbus protocol; Profibus protocol; SCADA networks; SCADA security; SCADA systems; Water distribution systems
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 03:09
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 03:09
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1109/ICOICE48418.2019.9035134
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/78068
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