Tape Loops for Industrial Control Protocols presented at CircleCityCon 2014

by K. Reid Wightman,

Summary : In the last twenty years, industrial control systems have transitioned from esoteric serial networks to slightly less esoteric Ethernet and IP-based networks. Unfortunately the increased connectivity has not included an increase in the basic security posture of industrial protocols.
In the 2010s we are now seeing nearly weekly demonstrations of the lack of security in the protocols that runs our power grid, water supplies, and gas pipelines.
In this talk we demonstrate a new class of attack. While many hackers are keen to demonstrate malicious control of control systems networks, we instead opt to show how easy it is to hide the effects of malicious control from the operators.