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SCADA Testbed for Security and Forensics Research

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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University of New Orleans

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This report presents a supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA testbed recently built at the University of New Orleans. The testbed consists of models of three industrial physical processes a gas pipeline, a power transmission and distribution system, and a wastewater treatment plantthese systems are functional and implemented at small-scale. It utilizes real-world industrial equipment such as transformers, programmable logic controllers PLC, aerators, etc., bringing it closer to modeling real-world SCADA systems. Sensors, actuators, and PLCs are deployed at each physical process system for local control and monitoring, and the PLCs are also connected to a computer running human-machine interface HMI software for monitoring the status of the physical processes. The testbed is a useful resource for cybersecurity research, forensic research, and research-related education on different aspects of SCADA systems such as PLC programming, protocol analysis, and demonstration of cyber attacks

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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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[A, Approved For Public Release]