Crypto-Secure Remote Terminal Unit for New and Retrofit Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC040088
Award Id:
69297
Agency Tracking Number:
04110185
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
The Right Place, 3341 Adler Court, Reno, NV, 89503
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Myron Hecht
Consulting Scientist
(310) 772-0970
Myron.Hecht@The-Right-Stuff.com
Business Contact:
Larry LaForge
President
(775) 322-5186
Larry@The-Right-Stuff.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop an integrated Cryptography Module (CM) and RTU (CMRTU) for SCADA applications. When used in CM mode, our CMRTU will be easily retrofitted into existing SCADA networks. When used in advanced RTU mode (where higher bandwidth connections are available), our CMRTU will provide both a secure gateway function and secure Internet protocols for interaction with either central monitoring station SCADA display systems, or with web-based operator interfaces used for direct monitoring and control. As a single device, our CMRTU combines, in a novel fashion, two distinct communications security provisions: (a) the AGA 12-1SCADA Link Security (SLS) protocols, for low-speed links; and (b) Secure Sockets with HTTP, for high-speed Internet protocols. At the device end, the CMRTU will support fieldbus protocols to enable it to communicate with sensors, actuators, and existing RTUs. During Phase 1, we will complete a design and demonstrate feasibility. Our work plan is feasible in large part due to our use of off-the-shelf protocol stacks and related software. The likelihood of project success is bolstered by our extensive experience in industrial control, SCADA security, and software development for projects of a similar scale.

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