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

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Sandeep Mittal

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science; Member, Indian Police Service

Date Written: June 28, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mittal, Sandeep, The Issues in Cyber-Defence and Cyber-Forensics of the SCADA Systems (June 28, 2015). The Indian Police Journal, Jan.- March, 2015, vol. LXII.1, PP. 29- 41. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2975956

Sandeep Mittal (Contact Author)

Government of India - Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science ( email )

Outer Ring Road, Rohini, Sector 3,
Adjacent to Jaipur Golden Hospital
Delhi, 110085
India

HOME PAGE: http://mittal.one

Member, Indian Police Service ( email )

New Delhi
India

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