PLC monitoring and protection for SCADA framework

Ahmed Alshemeili, Chan Yeob Yeun, Joonsang Baek

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Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a set of systems which are used to monitor and control remote equipment that can be found in general power plants, nuclear power plants, telecommunication; and any other critical infrastructure entities. SCADA is used for data acquisition, data processing, alarm and event processing, sequential switching operation, etc. SCADA systems were previously used in a closed private network; meaning that it is isolated from being exposed to external world. As the technology changes the needs came to connect the SCADA into the internet; which means increasing the chances of exposing the critical infrastructure into cyber-attacks. In this paper, we present a new approach to monitor Programmable Logical Controllers (PLC) that is focused on analysing packets from PLC to understand the normal behaviour of the equipment and reflect it into analyst monitoring dashboard. As a proof of concept, we will build small PLC temperature sensor, and we capture and record traffic from PLC during normal operation and also while PLC is under attack. The data analysed and reflected into analyst monitoring dashboard.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAdvanced Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering - Future Information Technology
EditorsHamid Arabnia, Neil Y. Yen, Han-Chieh Chao, James J. Park
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783662478943
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2015 - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 18 May 201520 May 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference10th International Conference on Future Information Technology, FutureTech 2015
Country/TerritoryViet Nam


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