Autonomic Critical Infrastructure Protection (ACIP) system

Bilal Al Baalbaki, Youssif Al-Nashif, Salim Hariri, Douglas Kelly

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

The dependency of critical infrastructures on the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems has increased rapidly in the last few years to perform remote monitoring and control services for a wide range of utilities such as power distribution, gas production, and waste water treatment. The trend toward operating the grid over IP networks using open standard protocols, and the growing number of attacks targeting critical infrastructure made the security of SCADA systems an important research issue. Most of the currently used SCADA communication protocols have no encryption, authentication, or authorization, which makes them vulnerable and easy target for cyber-attacks. This paper presents an Autonomic Critical Infrastructure Protection (ACIP) system that is based on anomaly-based intrusion detection and autonomic computing to secure the control functions and management tasks of critical infrastructure control systems with a little or no involvement from the users or administrators. We will show how we applied ACIP to the widely used Modbus communication protocol to securely transfer commands and data between RTUs and industrial control systems in smart grids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE and Arab Computing Society (ACS) International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2013 - Ifrane, Morocco
Duration: May 27 2013May 30 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA
ISSN (Print)2161-5322
ISSN (Electronic)2161-5330

Other

Other2013 IEEE and Arab Computing Society (ACS) International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2013
CountryMorocco
CityIfrane
Period5/27/135/30/13

Keywords

  • ACIP
  • SCADA
  • Smart Grid
  • information technology
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Baalbaki, B. A., Al-Nashif, Y., Hariri, S., & Kelly, D. (2013). Autonomic Critical Infrastructure Protection (ACIP) system. In 2013 ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2013 [6616494] (Proceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA). https://doi.org/10.1109/AICCSA.2013.6616494