BACRank: Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact

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Abstract

Organizations increasingly depend on Building Automation and Control Systems (BACSs) to support their daily tasks and to comply with laws and regulations. However, BACSs are prone to disruptions caused by failures or active attacks. Given the role BACSs play in critical locations such as airports and hospitals, a comprehensive impact assessment methodology is required that estimates the effect of unavailable components in the system. In this paper, we present the foundations of the first impact assessment methodology for BACSs focused on business continuity. At the core of our methodology, we introduce a novel graph centrality measure called BACRank. We quantify the contribution of BACS components to different business activities. Moreover, we take functional dependencies among components into account to estimate indirect consequences throughout the infrastructure. We show the practical applicability of our approach on a real BACS deployed at a 5-story building hosting 375 employees on an international university campus. The experimental evaluation confirms that the proposed methodology successfully prioritizes the most relevant components of the system with respect to the business continuity perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Safety, Reliability, and Security
Subtitle of host publication38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAlexander Romanovsky, Elena Troubitsyna, Friedemann Bitsch
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages183-199
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-26601-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-26600-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2019
Event38th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2019 - Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku, Finland
Duration: 10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019
Conference number: 38
https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/safecomp2019/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11698 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference38th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2019
Abbreviated titleSAFECOMP 2019
CountryFinland
CityTurku
Period10/09/1913/09/19
Internet address

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Automation
Ranking
Control System
Control systems
Industry
Methodology
Functional Dependency
Centrality
Airports
Experimental Evaluation
Estimate
Business
Quantify
Infrastructure
Attack
Personnel
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Esquivel-Vargas, H., Caselli, M., Tews, E., Bucur, D., & Peter, A. (2019). BACRank: Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact. In A. Romanovsky, E. Troubitsyna, & F. Bitsch (Eds.), Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings (pp. 183-199). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11698 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26601-1_13
Esquivel-Vargas, Herson ; Caselli, Marco ; Tews, Erik ; Bucur, Doina ; Peter, Andreas. / BACRank : Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact. Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings. editor / Alexander Romanovsky ; Elena Troubitsyna ; Friedemann Bitsch. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 183-199 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Esquivel-Vargas, H, Caselli, M, Tews, E, Bucur, D & Peter, A 2019, BACRank: Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact. in A Romanovsky, E Troubitsyna & F Bitsch (eds), Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 11698 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 183-199, 38th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2019, Turku, Finland, 10/09/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26601-1_13

BACRank : Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact. / Esquivel-Vargas, Herson; Caselli, Marco; Tews, Erik; Bucur, Doina; Peter, Andreas.

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Alexander Romanovsky; Elena Troubitsyna; Friedemann Bitsch. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 183-199 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11698 LNCS).

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Esquivel-Vargas H, Caselli M, Tews E, Bucur D, Peter A. BACRank: Ranking building automation and control system components by business continuity impact. In Romanovsky A, Troubitsyna E, Bitsch F, editors, Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security: 38th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2019, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2019. p. 183-199. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26601-1_13