DEF CON 19 – Panel – SCADA & PLCs in Correctional Facilities: The Nightmare Before Christmas

September 1, 2018

https://www.defcon.org/images/defcon-19/dc-19-presentations/Strauchs-Rad-Newman/DEFCON-19-Strauchs_Rad_Newman-SCADA-in-Prisons.pptx.pdf On Christmas Eve, a call was made from a prison warden: all of the cells on death row popped open. Many prisons and jails use SCADA systems with PLCs to open and close doors. Not sure why or if it would happen, the warden called physical security design engineer, John Strauchs, to investigate. As…

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