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      Increasing Visibility of IEC 104 Communication in the Smart Grid

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      6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019 (ICS-CSR)

      Cyber Security Research

      10th-12th September 2019

      IEC 104, smart grid, ICS, security monitoring, SCADA, flow monitoring

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          Energy systems like smart grids are part of critical infrastructure and their interruption or blackout may have fatal consequences on energy production, distribution, and eventually the life of individual people. In order to secure communication in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and detect cyber attacks on smart grids, we need to increase visibility of ICS communication so that an operator can see what commands are sent between ICS devices. Security monitoring of ICS transmission requires (i) retrieving monitoring data from ICS packets, (ii) processing and analyzing extracted data, (iii) visualizing the ongoing communication to the operator. The proposed work presents a concept of ICS flow monitoring system that extracts meta data from ICS packet headers and creates ICS flow records similarly to Netflow/IPFIX system. ICS flows represent communication in the smart grid network that is further visualized using dashboard and communication charts. Unlike traditional monitoring approach that works with network and transport layer data only, we extend flow monitoring to application layer with focus on ICS protocols. The proposed approach is demonstrated on monitoring IEC 60870-5-104 communication.

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              Author and article information

              September 2019
              September 2019
              : 21-30
              Brno University of Technology

              Božetěchova 1/2

              Brno, Czech Republic
              © Petr Matoušek et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019

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              6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019
              Athens, Greece
              10th-12th September 2019
              Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
              Cyber Security Research
              Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
              Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
              Electronic Workshops in Computing


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