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Title: Detection and response to unauthorized access to a communication device

Abstract

A communication gateway consistent with the present disclosure may detect unauthorized physical or electronic access and implement security actions in response thereto. A communication gateway may provide a communication path to an intelligent electronic device (IED) using an IED communications port configured to communicate with the IED. The communication gateway may include a physical intrusion detection port and a network port. The communication gateway may further include control logic configured to evaluate physical intrusion detection signal. The control logic may be configured to determine that the physical intrusion detection signal is indicative of an attempt to obtain unauthorized access to one of the communication gateway, the IED, and a device in communication with the gateway; and take a security action based upon the determination that the indication is indicative of the attempt to gain unauthorized access.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Pullman, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1214112
Patent Number(s):
9,130,945
Application Number:
13/829,047
Assignee:
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (Pullman, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
OE0000538
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Smith, Rhett, and Gordon, Colin. Detection and response to unauthorized access to a communication device. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Smith, Rhett, & Gordon, Colin. Detection and response to unauthorized access to a communication device. United States.
Smith, Rhett, and Gordon, Colin. Tue . "Detection and response to unauthorized access to a communication device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1214112.
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abstractNote = {A communication gateway consistent with the present disclosure may detect unauthorized physical or electronic access and implement security actions in response thereto. A communication gateway may provide a communication path to an intelligent electronic device (IED) using an IED communications port configured to communicate with the IED. The communication gateway may include a physical intrusion detection port and a network port. The communication gateway may further include control logic configured to evaluate physical intrusion detection signal. The control logic may be configured to determine that the physical intrusion detection signal is indicative of an attempt to obtain unauthorized access to one of the communication gateway, the IED, and a device in communication with the gateway; and take a security action based upon the determination that the indication is indicative of the attempt to gain unauthorized access.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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