National SCADA Test Bed Substation Automation Evaluation Report

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Increased awareness of the potential for cyber attack has recently resulted in improved cyber security practices associated with the electrical power grid. However, the level of practical understanding and deployment of cyber security practices has not been evenly applied across all business sectors. Much of the focus has been centered on information technology business centers and control rooms. This report explores the current level of substation automation, communication, and cyber security protection deployed in electrical substations throughout existing utilities in the United States. This report documents the evaluation of substation automation implementation and associated vulnerabilities. This evaluation used research conducted ... continued below

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Barnes, Kenneth & Johnson, Briam October 1, 2009.

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Increased awareness of the potential for cyber attack has recently resulted in improved cyber security practices associated with the electrical power grid. However, the level of practical understanding and deployment of cyber security practices has not been evenly applied across all business sectors. Much of the focus has been centered on information technology business centers and control rooms. This report explores the current level of substation automation, communication, and cyber security protection deployed in electrical substations throughout existing utilities in the United States. This report documents the evaluation of substation automation implementation and associated vulnerabilities. This evaluation used research conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company for some of its observations and results. The Newton Evans Report aided in the determination of what is the state of substation automation in North American electric utilities. Idaho National Laboratory cyber security experts aided in the determination of what cyber vulnerabilities may pose a threat to electrical substations. This report includes cyber vulnerabilities as well as recommended mitigations. It also describes specific cyber issues found in typical substation automation configurations within the electric utility industry. The evaluation report was performed over a 5-month period starting in October 2008

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-09-15321
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/968658 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 968658
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc928714

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  • October 1, 2009

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Barnes, Kenneth & Johnson, Briam. National SCADA Test Bed Substation Automation Evaluation Report, report, October 1, 2009; [Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc928714/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.