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An Overview of Honeypots & SCADA Systems

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An Overview of Honeypots & SCADA Systems

Honeypots are a tool well suited to both forensics and security professionals. In this article we explore the use of honeypots in SCADA systems.

In a previous article (Issue 13) we stated a case for the usefulness of honeypots for forensic practitioners. We deployed a low cost cloud-based honeypot that was simple to configure and maintain. Within minutes we gathered real-time attack data and insights into attribution, ranging from geographic data and unique keyboard input to malicious binaries. In this article we delve deeper into uses of honeypots by considering their applicability in SCADA systems. The value for the forensic practitioner is an overview of SCADA systems, the landscape, challenges and specifically an insight into honeypot research in the field. We begin by recapping with a brief overview of honeypots and some of the takeaway points from the previous article. We will then move onto an introduction to SCADA systems and then explore the current state of honeypots as found in SCADA systems.




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