SCADA HoneyNet Project: Building Honeypots for Industrial Networks

A nice follow up on SCADA: Hacking critical infrastructures, a new sourceforge project: SCADA HoneyNet Project.

Objectives :

The short-term goal of the project is to determine the feasibility of building a software-based framework to simulate a variety of industrial networks such as SCADA, DCS, and PLC architectures. We plan to document the requirements and release proof of concept code (in the form of honeyd scripts) so that a single Linux host can simulate multiple industrial devices and complex network topologies. Given the variety of deployments and the lack of standard, well-defined architectures for industrial networks, this project attempts to create the building blocks so that users can simulate their networks own networks--not make assumptions about what "real world" SCADA/DCS/PLC look like. Assuming deployment of "SCADA HoneyNets" ever reach critical mass, the longer term objective of the project is to gather information about general attack patterns and specific exploits that could be used to write signature for commercial and Open Source IDS products.

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