American Journal of Applied Sciences

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

A. Shahzad, S. Musa, A. Aborujilah and M. Irfan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.1418.1425

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 8

Pages 1418-1425

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.

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© 2014 A. Shahzad, S. Musa, A. Aborujilah and M. Irfan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.