Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
Jeffrey D. Tang
Timothy R. Walton
Anthony A. Teate
Okechi Geoffrey Egekwu
SCADA system security is a significant United States national security issue based on the systems’ vulnerabilities and the cyber threats that seek to exploit them. Within the last fifteen years as SCADA systems have collectively transitioned to Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks, analysts and policy-makers have expressed increased concern over the general security and protection of SCADA systems, which are responsible for monitoring and controlling our nation’s critical infrastructure. SCADA systems are susceptible based on their ease of entry and their attractiveness as a target. In addition, there a number of cyber threats such as hackers and malware, insiders, terrorist organizations and state actors that are dangerous based on their intent and capabilities. U.S. government engagement with private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructures is essential for mitigating the abundant threats that characterize cyber-terrorism.
Care, Matthew Alexander, "The significance of the transition of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Systems to TCP/IP Platforms" (2014). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 397.