Difficulties in Modeling SCADA Traffic: A Comparative Analysis

R.R.R. Barbosa, R. Sadre, Aiko Pras

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    Abstract

    Modern critical infrastructures, such as water distribution and power generation, are large facilities that are distributed over large geographical areas. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks are deployed to guarantee the correct operation and safety of these infrastructures. In this paper, we describe key characteristics of SCADA traffic, verifying if models developed for traffic in traditional IT networks are applicable. Our results show that SCADA traffic largely differs from traditional IT traffic, more noticeably not presenting diurnal patters or self-similar correlations in the time series.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication13th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2012
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages126-135
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-28536-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
    Event13th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2012 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 12 Mar 201214 Mar 2012
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume7192
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2012
    Abbreviated titlePAM
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period12/03/1214/03/12

    Keywords

    • METIS-287843
    • IR-80307
    • EWI-21227
    • Network Management
    • Network Measurement
    • SCADA

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