Video: Breaking SCADA communications

In this presentation from the InfoSec 2013 conference held October 3, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky, Mehdi Sabraoui discusses the relative insecurity of SCADA network protocols. He covers the Sixnet Tools, taking advantage of a proprietary communication protocol supported by nearly all of Sixnet’s SCADA devices to compromise these devices across a network. Mehdi is a […]

28C3: SCADA and PLC vulnerabilities in correctional facilities

In this full length presentation from the recent 28C3 conference in Berlin, Tiffany Rad, Teague Newman and John Strauchs describe the opportunities and challenges presented by SCADA systems used in prisons and jails. These systems are often used in conjunction with PLCs to open and close doors. Using original and publicly available exploits along with […]


Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) present a means of networking industrial infrastructure monitoring and control systems. From a central reading location a SCADA system can track a number of remote sites equipped with Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) or Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The RTUs can measure an array of conditions and a wider […]