Demonstration of Cyberattacks and Mitigation of Vulnerabilities in a Webserver Interface for a Cybersecure Power Router
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Committee Member/Second Reader
Cyberattacks are a threat to critical infrastructure, which must be secured against them to ensure continued operation. A defense-in-depth approach is necessary to secure all layers of a smart-grid system and contain the impact of any exploited vulnerabilities. In this undergraduate thesis a webserver interface for smart-grid devices communicating over Modbus TCP was developed and exposed to SQL Injection attacks and Cross-Site Scripting attacks. Analysis was performed on Supply-Chain attacks and a mitigation developed for attacks stemming from compromised Content Delivery Networks. All attempted attacks were unable to exploit vulnerabilities in the webserver due to its use of input sanitization and access controls.
cybersecurity, computer security, information security, django
Allen, B. (2022). Demonstration of Cyberattacks and Mitigation of Vulnerabilities in a Webserver Interface for a Cybersecure Power Router. Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/csceuht/101