Review of the Types of Strategies to Improve Security of Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure

Document Type : Original Article


Nowadays, economic and political development of a society depends on the performance of critical infrastructure such as energy, water, ICT, banking, research and education, transportation, health and treatment, etc. Control and monitoring of critical infrastructure and industrial systems are performed by intelligent network control systems. Major threats to critical infrastructure and industrial control systems are targeted attacks such as cyber ones in which the attacker tailors its strategy for industrial control systems. In order to achieve a secure community, development of protected infrastructure, securing the critical information, and construction of intrinsically secure control systems are absolutely essential. There are a vast number of solutions to security of industrial control systems. The aim of this paper is to classify the solutions into two categories, namely basic strategies and structural strategies. Moreover, some of the common pitfalls and mistakes in the employment of security solutions are addressed.       


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