Security operation modes for enhancement of utility computer network cyber-security

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93815
Title:
Security operation modes for enhancement of utility computer network cyber-security
Authors:
Wang, L. (Lin); Mander, T. (Todd); Cheung, H. (Helen); Nabhani, F. (Farhad); Cheung, R. (Richard)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Wang, L. et al. (2007) 'Security operation modes for enhancement of utility computer network cyber-security', IEEE power engineering society general meeting, Tampa, Florida, June 24-28. IEEE, Art. no. 4275951.
Publisher:
IEEE
Conference:
2007 IEEE power engineering society general meeting, Tampa, Florida, June 24-28 2007
Issue Date:
Jun-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93815
DOI:
10.1109/PES.2007.386185
Abstract:
Concerns for utility computer networks' security and reliability are growing rapidly due to increasing utility devices with connections to external networks. This aggravates vulnerability of utility networks to cyber-attacks through external connections. Though encryption can provide security for user data transmissions, encryption itself could not provide protections against traffic-analysis attacks. Techniques against traffic-analysis attacks through statistically controlling the transmission rate of padded and encrypted frames are unsuited for power system applications. This paper proposes three security operation modes for the newly developed security layer, located below DNP3 data-link layer, to strengthen encryption and authentication operations against the effectiveness of traffic-analysis and cryptanalysis attacks. The security modes use padding to disguise the amount of user data transmitted and disguise the user data-link layer frame amongst a group of manufactured frames similar to statistically controlling data transmission rate. The proposed security operations have been successfully applied to enhance power system security controls.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
computer network; security; power system; protocols
ISSN:
1932-5517
ISBN:
9781424412983
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWang, L. (Lin)en
dc.contributor.authorMander, T. (Todd)en
dc.contributor.authorCheung, H. (Helen)en
dc.contributor.authorNabhani, F. (Farhad)en
dc.contributor.authorCheung, R. (Richard)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T11:24:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T11:24:08Z-
dc.date.issued2007-06-
dc.identifier.isbn9781424412983-
dc.identifier.issn1932-5517-
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/PES.2007.386185-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93815-
dc.description.abstractConcerns for utility computer networks' security and reliability are growing rapidly due to increasing utility devices with connections to external networks. This aggravates vulnerability of utility networks to cyber-attacks through external connections. Though encryption can provide security for user data transmissions, encryption itself could not provide protections against traffic-analysis attacks. Techniques against traffic-analysis attacks through statistically controlling the transmission rate of padded and encrypted frames are unsuited for power system applications. This paper proposes three security operation modes for the newly developed security layer, located below DNP3 data-link layer, to strengthen encryption and authentication operations against the effectiveness of traffic-analysis and cryptanalysis attacks. The security modes use padding to disguise the amount of user data transmitted and disguise the user data-link layer frame amongst a group of manufactured frames similar to statistically controlling data transmission rate. The proposed security operations have been successfully applied to enhance power system security controls.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 08/03/2010]en
dc.subjectcomputer networken
dc.subjectsecurityen
dc.subjectpower systemen
dc.subjectprotocolsen
dc.titleSecurity operation modes for enhancement of utility computer network cyber-securityen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.conference2007 IEEE power engineering society general meeting, Tampa, Florida, June 24-28 2007en
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 08/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardWang, L. et al. (2007) 'Security operation modes for enhancement of utility computer network cyber-security', IEEE power engineering society general meeting, Tampa, Florida, June 24-28. IEEE, Art. no. 4275951.-
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