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THE SCADA REVIEW: SYSTEM COMPONENTS, ARCHITECTURE, PROTOCOLS AND FUTURE SECURITY TRENDS

A. Shahzad1, S. Musa1, A. Aborujilah1 and M. Irfan2
  • 1 Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2 Windfield College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system has prominent place and play important roles within real time industrial communication included "electric stations, oil stations and water purification plants". In this study; the SCADA System main components, architecture and important protocols, which have been used in SCADA message transmission are reviewed. After review, the current research changes the direction (Section: Future Work) to the security of SCADA system and the existing methods or security methods that have been deployed within the SCADA system. This review also gives directions to secure SCADA network communication.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 8, 2014, 1418-1425

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.1418.1425

Submitted On: 15 January 2014 Published On: 27 June 2014

How to Cite: Shahzad, A., Musa, S., Aborujilah, A. & Irfan, M. (2014). THE SCADA REVIEW: SYSTEM COMPONENTS, ARCHITECTURE, PROTOCOLS AND FUTURE SECURITY TRENDS. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 11(8), 1418-1425. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.1418.1425

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Keywords

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System
  • Protocols
  • Security Trends