Advanced Secure Supervisory and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Realted Discribution Control Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,478.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC04097
Award Id:
69295
Agency Tracking Number:
04110821
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB04.1-008
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5068 West Plano Parkway, Suite 336, Plano, TX, 75093
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Henson
Chief Scientist
(972) 738-8579
khenson@asiertech.com
Business Contact:
Patrick Robinson
(972) 738-8576
probinson@asiertech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this study is to attempt to place, where possible, highly efficient encryption and authentication algorithms in legacy devices already installed in the SCADA network. Where this is not possible, low cost inline security units will be proposed. On the larger scale, multi-level secure Internet protocols will be examined as a method to facilitate the sharing of control and status information between authenticated and authorized utilities and security agencies in times of crisis. This multilevel secure Internet protocol could allow a laptop computer with a properly authorized and authenticated operator to log on and view critical status information and begin immediate mitigation in the event of a major network issue even if both the primary and redundant control centers are inaccessible.

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