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Title: Cyber Security Testing and Training Programs for Industrial Control Systems

Abstract

Service providers rely on industrial control systems (ICS) to manage the flow of water at dams, open breakers on power grids, control ventilation and cooling in nuclear power plants, and more. In today's interconnected environment, this can present a serious cyber security challenge. To combat this growing challenge, government, private industry, and academia are working together to reduce cyber risks. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a key contributor to the Department of Energy National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Control Systems Security Program (CSSP), both of which focus on improving the overall security posture of ICS in the national critical infrastructure. In support of the NSTB, INL hosts a dedicated SCADA testing facility which consists of multiple control systems supplied by leading national and international manufacturers. Within the test bed, INL researchers systematically examine control system components and work to identify vulnerabilities. In support of the CSSP, INL develops and conducts training courses which are designed to increase awareness and defensive capabilities for IT/Control System professionals. These trainings vary from web-based cyber security trainings for control systems engineers to more advanced hands-on training that culminates with a Red Team/ Blue Team exercise thatmore » is conducted within an actual control systems environment. INL also provides staffing and operational support to the DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) Security Operations Center which responds to and analyzes control systems cyber incidents across the 18 US critical infrastructure sectors.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1044208
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-12-24615
TRN: US1203358
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 18th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference,Busan, South Korea,03/18/2012,03/23/2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DAMS; ENGINEERS; IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY; MANUFACTURERS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; SECURITY; TESTING; TRAINING; VENTILATION; WATER; cyber security; evaluation; ICS-CERT; Industrial Control Systems; NSTB; training

Citation Formats

Daniel Noyes. Cyber Security Testing and Training Programs for Industrial Control Systems. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Daniel Noyes. Cyber Security Testing and Training Programs for Industrial Control Systems. United States.
Daniel Noyes. Thu . "Cyber Security Testing and Training Programs for Industrial Control Systems". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1044208.
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