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Reference Number EP/M002845/1
Title SCEPTICS: A SystematiC Evaluation Process for Threats to Industrial Control Systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 30%;
Principal Investigator Dr C Roberts
No email address given
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng
University of Birmingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2014
End Date 31 December 2017
Duration 39 months
Total Grant Value £395,222
Industrial Sectors Energy; Information Technologies; Transport Systems and Vehicles; Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region West Midlands
Programme GU : Global Uncertainty
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr C Roberts , Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Birmingham (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor X Zhang , Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr TC Chothia , School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor M Ryan , School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rail Safety & Standards Board (0.000%)
Project Contact , WSP (0.000%)
Project Contact , L-3 TRL Technology (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Industrial Control Systems underpin almost all aspects of life in the UK, the power network operated by the National Grid and the rail network, which is over seen by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) are two key examples of this.In this project we will work with the National Grid and RSSB to perform a detailed security analysis of their systems, looking for possible points of cyber attack and building an understanding of the impact of possible failures. This will lead to better security for these important systems.Based on what we learn from this analysis we will work with the company Level 3 TRL and Parsons Brinckerhoff to generalise our methods into business processes that other owners of industrial control systems can use to help ensure their systems are safe from cyber attacks.
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