Sandia established its SCADA Security Development Laboratory in 1998. Its purpose was to analyze vulnerabilities in common SCADA systems and components and to support research for a “high surety SCADA system.” Since that time, the lab has been integrated with several unique capabilities at Sandia.
The Center for SCADA Security is composed of several testbed facilities which allow realworld critical infrastructure problems to be modeled, designed, simulated, verified, and validated. All of these labs are networked with modeling and computational capabilities at Sandia to provide a unique complex for finding solutions to today’s SCADA security problems and develop next generation SCADA systems. These facilities include:
- Distributed Energy Technology Laboratory (DETL) — provides a platform to test the control of operational generation and load systems.
- Network Laboratory— provides network visualization and wired and wireless network modeling with opnet
- Cryptographic Research Facility — supports research and development of encryption for applications in SCADA networks.
- Red Team Facility — provides a suite of tools to attack and analyze SCADA vulnerabilities
- Advanced Information Systems Lab — used to research intelligent technologies for development of the infrastructures of the future.