The paper focuses on security in industrial control systems. Numerous protocols and their incompatibility are undermining the security design. Also, the IEC 61850 standard focuses on these issues; in detail, it deals with the compatibility between protocols and, partly security. In the context of this work, a testbed together with traffic generator was designed for IEC 61850 standard and its three main parts – MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification), GOOSE (Generic Object Oriented Substation Events) and Sampled Values. Additionally, the used generator was compared with an example of an RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) unit used in standard ICS (Industrial control systems) networks. The last part of this work consisted of performance testing of the implemented protocols (MMS, GOOSE, Sampled Values).