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Title: Systems and methods for monitoring traffic on industrial control and building automation system networks

Abstract

Technologies relating to monitoring communications traffic to detect potential attacks on industrial control system networks and building automation system networks are described herein. In an embodiment, a monitoring device receives a plurality of communications from a control network. The monitoring device transmits the communications to a computing device. Based on the communications, the computing device generates a listing of devices that communicated by way of the control network over a period of time, and computes a volume of traffic between each pair of devices in the listing of devices. The computing device then outputs a graphical user interface (GUI) by way of display, the GUI comprising data indicative of the computed volumes of traffic, which may be indicative of a potential attack on the control network.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1771570
Patent Number(s):
10,819,721
Application Number:
15/899,893
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/20/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Jenkins, Chris. Systems and methods for monitoring traffic on industrial control and building automation system networks. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Jenkins, Chris. Systems and methods for monitoring traffic on industrial control and building automation system networks. United States.
Jenkins, Chris. 2020. "Systems and methods for monitoring traffic on industrial control and building automation system networks". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771570.
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abstractNote = {Technologies relating to monitoring communications traffic to detect potential attacks on industrial control system networks and building automation system networks are described herein. In an embodiment, a monitoring device receives a plurality of communications from a control network. The monitoring device transmits the communications to a computing device. Based on the communications, the computing device generates a listing of devices that communicated by way of the control network over a period of time, and computes a volume of traffic between each pair of devices in the listing of devices. The computing device then outputs a graphical user interface (GUI) by way of display, the GUI comprising data indicative of the computed volumes of traffic, which may be indicative of a potential attack on the control network.},
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