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Title: Quantifying Availability in SCADA Environments Using the Cyber Security Metric MFC

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are distributed networks dispersed over large geographic areas that aim to monitor and control industrial processes from remote areas and/or a centralized location. They are used in the management of critical infrastructures such as electric power generation, transmission and distribution, water and sewage, manufacturing/industrial manufacturing as well as oil and gas production. The availability of SCADA systems is tantamount to assuring safety, security and profitability. SCADA systems are the backbone of the national cyber-physical critical infrastructure. Herein, we explore the definition and quantification of an econometric measure of availability, as it applies to SCADA systems; our metric is a specialization of the generic measure of mean failure cost.
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  1. Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
  2. Université de Tunis, Tunisia
  3. ORNL
  4. New Jersey Insitute of Technology
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Conference: 2014 9th Cyber and Information Security Research Conference (CISR'14), Oak Ridge, TN, USA, 20140408, 20140410
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Work for Others (WFO)
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United States
ECONOMICS; RELIABILITY; SECURITY; AVAILABILITY; Mean Failure Cost; MFC; SCADA; Measurement; Economics; Reliability; Security; Availability; Security Measures; Dependability; Security Requirements; Threats