Byzantine Attack

July 1, 2016

Byzantine attack or Byzantine Cyber attack, is a common attack technics against SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and IoT (Internet of Things) systems. During this type of attack,  the attacker (Threat Actor) re-program the SCADA/IoT sensor to send a false information to the control room / monitoring system / other sensor. By this, the attacker can hide from the control staff / end user the current SCADA/IoT system status, harm the decision-making process and creating a physical damage to the SCADA/IoT system and its products.

 

For additional information please review:

Mitigating Byzantine Attacks in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, Baruch Awerbuch, Reza Curtmola, David Holmer, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Herbert Rubens, Technical Report Version 1, March 2004

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