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Title: Power Systems Control Architecture

A diagram provided in the report depicts the complexity of the power systems control architecture used by the national power structure. It shows the structural hierarchy and the relationship of the each system to those other systems interconnected to it. Each of these levels provides a different focus for vulnerability testing and has its own weaknesses. In evaluating each level, of prime concern is what vulnerabilities exist that provide a path into the system, either to cause the system to malfunction or to take control of a field device. An additional vulnerability to consider is can the system be compromised in such a manner that the attacker can obtain critical information about the system and the portion of the national power structure that it controls.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
911561
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-05-02649
TRN: US200801%%23
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE - NE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARCHITECTURE; POWER SYSTEMS; TESTING; VULNERABILITY Databases; Distributed Management Systems; Energy Management Systems; SCADA