Western Kentucky University

SCADA Testbed

A Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition (SCADA) testbed has been developed to promote cyber-physical research in the area of Industrial Control System (ICS) security. The testbed is equipped with an assortment of control hardware and software for developing physical industrial control systems as well as programming tools to develop virtualized processes and models. The testbed also includes several cyber-security software suites for penetration testing, protocol analysis, and network monitoring. Cyber-physical anomaly detection, protocol analysis, and smart grid cyber security are current areas of research.



  • VersaTrak IPm2m Remote Terminal Unit
  • Allen Bradley Micrologix 1000
  • Allen Bradley Micrologix 1100
  • Cutter-Hammer Variable Frequency Drive
  • Factory Automation Equipment
  • Test Platforms for Water Distribution
  • Test Platforms for Traffic Signals
  • Various ICS Components


  •  LabVIEW® with Modbus Interface
  •  Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer
  •  Nmap Network Discovery and Security Auditing Suite
  •  Microsoft Visual Studio
  •  Oracle VM VirtualBox
  •  Backtrack 5 Linux Distribution
SCADA network
 Last Modified 6/3/14