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      Towards A Stateful Analysis Framework for Smart Grid Network Intrusion Detection

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      4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016 (ICS-CSR)
      Cyber Security Research
      23 - 25 August 2016
      Framework, Network intrusion detection system, Stateful analysis, Smart grid


            Cybersecurity is a primary issue in the development of smarter grid systems. Smart grid systems utilize a number of application protocols in order to implement their devices and services, and the information in the application protocols is useful for intrusion detection which is one of major security solutions. Stateful analysis based intrusion detection monitors network and system behaviours and keeps tracks of the behaviours in order to make detection decisions. In smart grid systems, monitoring these behaviours requires expert knowledge and tailoring for particular application protocols. In this paper, we present a framework for smart grid intrusion detection allowing stateful analysis methods to define its stateful rules that can be run on an open source network intrusion detection system, Suricata, in order to process their stateful analysis. A stateful rule defines a particular state of smart grid devices and will be examined with incoming network traffic in order to find any match. We also develop an application for IEC 61850 stateful analysis to show how the proposed framework can be implemented and work.


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            August 2016
            August 2016
            : 124-131
            [0001]Centre for Secure Information Technologies, Queen’s University Belfast

            Belfast Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
            © Kang et al. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016

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            4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016
            Queen’s Belfast University, UK
            23 - 25 August 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Cyber Security Research

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/ICS2016.14
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Framework,Network intrusion detection system,Stateful analysis,Smart grid


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