What's under the hood? Improving SCADA security with process awareness

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    Abstract

    SCADA networks are an essential part of monitoring and controlling physical infrastructures, such as the power grid. Recent news item show that tampering with the data exchanged in a SCADA network occurs and has severe consequences. A possible way of improving the security of SCADA networks is to use intrusion detection systems. By monitoring and analysing the traffic, it is possible to detect whether information has a legitimate source or was tampered with. However, in many cases the knowledge of just the traffic is not enough. Detecting intrusions could be improved by including awareness about the physical processes that are controlled. This paper shows a simple analysis of a small scenario of a power distribution system, to illustrate the benefits of including the knowledge about the process in detecting breaches in SCADA.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint Workshop on Cyber-physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG 2016)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages-
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1165-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2016
    EventJoint Workshop on Cyber-physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG 2016), Vienna, Austria: Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Cyber-physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG 2016) - USA
    Duration: 12 Apr 2016 → …

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    PublisherIEEE

    Conference

    ConferenceJoint Workshop on Cyber-physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG 2016), Vienna, Austria
    CityUSA
    Period12/04/16 → …

    Keywords

    • METIS-318500
    • IR-101864
    • EWI-27160

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