The Issues in Cyber-Defence and Cyber-Forensics of the SCADA Systems
The Indian Police Journal, Jan.- March, 2015, vol. LXII.1, PP. 29- 41
13 Pages Posted: 31 May 2017
Date Written: June 28, 2015
As the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system are deployed in infrastructures which are critical to the survival of a nation, they have emerged as a potential terrain for cyber-war, thus attracting the considered attention of ‘nation-states’. The analysis of worms like ‘stuxnet’ ‘flame’ and ‘duqu’ reveals the hand of a ‘nation-state’ in their design and deployment. Hence, the necessity to understand various issues in the defence of SCADA systems arises. The forensics of the SCADA system provide deep insight into the design and deployment of the worm (the malware) once the system is attacked. This is precisely the scope of this essay.
Keywords: Cyber Defence, Cyber Forensics, SCADA Systems, Malware, Cyber Missile
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