Security impact assessment of industrial automation systems using genetic algorithm and simulation

Nikolaos Papakonstantinou, Seppo Sierla, Konstantinia Charitoudi, Bryan O'Halloran, Tommi Karhela, Valeriy Vyatkin, Irem Tumer

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    Abstract

    Much of the research on security of industrial automation systems has focused on countermeasures such as intrusion detection, certificate management or public key infrastructures. Due to limited resources, countermeasures should be focused to prevent the attacks with highest potential for damage. The impact of an attack can only be determined through a detailed analysis of the interactions of the automation system and the physical system under control. Attacks against single components are similar to ordinary component failures, so our focus is on deliberate damage to several components, since such scenarios are not considered in reliability engineering methods used for industrial automation systems. A simulation based security impact assessment method is proposed, using genetic algorithms to explore the range of possible attacks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE Emerging Technology and Factory Automation, ETFA
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-4845-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-4846-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 16 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 19

    Conference

    Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2014
    Abbreviated titleETFA 2014
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period16/09/1419/09/14

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