Cybersecurity Framework for Ship Industrial Control System
Maule, R. William
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Ship mechanical and electrical control systems, and the communications grid through which these devices operate, are a high priority concern for Navy leadership. Ship systems use microprocessor-based controls to interface with physical objects, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to automate ship electromechanical processes. Ship operations are completely dependent on these devices. The commercial security products upon which ships depend do not work on ICS, leaving ships vulnerable. The ICS research framework advanced in this project provide metrics for ship ICS cyber- physical infrastructure evaluation, and analytic techniques based on industry best practices. Component test and measurement workflows were developed to apply test procedures and metrics to ship industrial controls. Ship ICS audit processes and decision support workflows will help watchstanders address and counter cyber-physical infrastructure vulnerabilities.