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Cyber security for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), smart grid and SCADA networks Network forensics for smart grid and ICS Secure cloud platforms for smart grid and ICS Information Centric Networking (ICN): Application to ICS, and cyber security aspects Network intrusion detection

20062019
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Research Output 2006 2019

2019
47 Downloads (Pure)

Enforcing Policy-Based Security Models for Embedded SoCs within the Internet of Things

Hagan, M., Siddiqui, F. M., Sezer, S., Kang, B. & McLaughlin, K., 24 Jan 2019, IEEE International Conference on Secure and Dependable Systems: Proceedings. Kaohsiung, Taiwan: IEEE , 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Ecosystems
Firmware
Programmable logic controllers
Internet of things
Life cycle
60 Downloads (Pure)

ICS Interaction Testbed: A Platform for Cyber-Physical Security Research

Hui, H., Maynard, P. & McLaughlin, K., Sep 2019, 6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019: Proceedings. BCS, p. 89-96 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Testbeds
Programmable logic controllers
Network architecture
Control systems

Intrusion Resilience for PV Inverters in a Distribution Grid Use-Case Featuring Dynamic Voltage Control

Kang, B., Umsonst, D., Faschang, M., Seitl, C., Friedberg, I., Kupzog, F., Sandberg, H. & McLaughlin, K., Jul 2019, (Accepted).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Intrusion detection
Voltage control
Controllers
Communication
Electric potential
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
369 Downloads (Pure)

A Modular Phasor Measurement Unit Design featuring Open Data Exchange Methods

Laverty, D. M., Hastings, J., Morrow, D. J., Khan, R., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 01 Feb 2018, Proceedings of the Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2017. IEEE , 5 p. (IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting: Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Electronic data interchange
Interchanges
Communication
297 Downloads (Pure)

An Open Framework for Deploying Experimental SCADA Testbed Networks

Maynard, P., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., Aug 2018, 5th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2018: Proceedings. BCS, p. 92-101 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Testbeds
Data acquisition
Actuators
Automation
Network protocols
1 Citation (Scopus)
104 Downloads (Pure)

Demonstrating Cyber-Physical Attacks and Defense for Synchrophasor Technology in Smart Grid

Khan, R., McLaughlin, K., Hastings, J., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 01 Nov 2018, 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust. IEEE , 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Intrusion detection
Testbeds
Network security
Real time control
1 Citation (Scopus)
48 Downloads (Pure)

Inter-Technology Bridging Gateway: A Low Cost Legacy Adaptation Approach to Secure Industrial Systems

Khan, R., McLaughlin, K., Hastings, J., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 10 Aug 2018, 2018 Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). IEEE , (IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Legacy systems
Costs
Electric measuring bridges
ARM processors
504 Downloads (Pure)

Investigating Current PLC Security Issues Regarding Siemens S7 Communications and TIA Portal

Hui, H. & McLaughlin, K., Aug 2018, 5th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2018: Proceedings. BCS, p. 67-73 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Programmable logic controllers
Automation
Network protocols
Controllers
Communication
2 Citations (Scopus)
319 Downloads (Pure)

Model based Intrusion Detection System for Synchrophasor Applications in Smart Grid

Khan, R., Albalushi, A., McLaughlin, K., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 01 Feb 2018, Proceedings of Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2017. IEEE , 5 p. (IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting: Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Intrusion detection
Real time control
Testbeds
1 Citation (Scopus)
234 Downloads (Pure)

Ontology-based Approach for Malicious Behaviour Detection in Synchrophasor Networks

Albalushi, A., Khan, R., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 01 Feb 2018, Proceedings of Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2017. IEEE , p. 1-5

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Ontology
Semantics
Network security
Engines
1 Citation (Scopus)
109 Downloads (Pure)

Peer Based Tracking using Multi-Tuple Indexing for Network Traffic Analysis and Malware Detection

Hagan, M., Kang, B., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 01 Nov 2018, 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust: August 28-30, 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. IEEE , 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Intrusion detection
Computer system firewalls
Communication
Metadata
Expert systems
747 Downloads (Pure)

PLCBlockMon: Data Logging and Extraction on PLCs for Cyber Intrusion Detection

Findrik, M., Smith, P., Quill, K. & McLaughlin, K., Aug 2018, 5th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2018: Proceedings. Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWic), p. 102-111 10 p. (The eWiC Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Intrusion detection
Programmable logic controllers
Feature extraction
Control systems
11 Citations (Scopus)
2322 Downloads (Pure)

STRIDE-based Threat Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems

Khan, R., McLaughlin, K., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 18 Jan 2018, 2017 IEEE PES: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe): Proceedings. IEEE , 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Security systems
Systems analysis
Phasor measurement units
Critical infrastructures
Testbeds
1 Citation (Scopus)

Using Application Layer Metrics to Detect Advanced SCADA Attacks

Maynard, P., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., Jan 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Intrusion detection
Visibility
Monitoring
Communication
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)
202 Downloads (Pure)

A Cyber-Physical Resilience Metric for Smart Grids

Friedberg, I., McLaughlin, K. & Smith, P., 30 Oct 2017, IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT) 2017: Proceedings. (Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT): Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
8 Citations (Scopus)
313 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Real time control
Monitoring
ARM processors
Communication
8 Citations (Scopus)
240 Downloads (Pure)

Evidential Network Modeling for Cyber-Physical System State Inference

Friedberg, I., Hong, X., McLaughlin, K., Smith, P. & Miller, P., 22 Jun 2017, In : IEEE Access. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Computer networks
Computer simulation
Control systems
Sensors
Cyber Physical System
21 Citations (Scopus)
427 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
analog to digital converters
Digital to analog conversion
Global positioning system
hardware
2016
356 Downloads (Pure)

A Microgrid Testbed for Interdisciplinary Research on Cyber-Secure Industrial Control in Power Systems

Laverty, D. M., Jacobsen, M-R., Zhao, X., McLaughlin, K., Friedberg, I., Khan, R. & Sezer, S., Apr 2016. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
Testbeds
Phasor measurement units
14 Citations (Scopus)
952 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of IEEE C37.118 and IEC 61850-90-5 Synchrophasor Communication Frameworks

Khan, R., McLaughlin, K., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 14 Nov 2016, Proceedings of Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Communication
Monitoring

Contextual Intrusion Alerts for SCADA Networks

Al Balushi, A. S. A., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 21 Feb 2016, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. p. 457-464 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ontology
Semantics
Communication
384 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Dynamic analysis
Support vector machines
Classifiers
Malware
10 Citations (Scopus)
1499 Downloads (Pure)

IEEE C37.118-2 Synchrophasor Communication Framework: Overview, Cyber Vulnerabilities Analysis and Performance Evaluation

Khan, R., McLaughlin, K., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 21 Feb 2016, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. SciTePress, p. 159-170 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

File
Phasor measurement units
Communication
Communication systems
Monitoring
3 Citations (Scopus)
460 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling Duqu 2.0 Malware using Attack Trees with Sequential Conjunction

Maynard, P., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 21 Feb 2016, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. SciTePress, p. 465-472 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Malware
33 Citations (Scopus)
992 Downloads (Pure)

Multidimensional Intrusion Detection System for IEC 61850 based SCADA Networks

Yang, Y., Gao, L., Yuan, Y-B., McLaughlin, K., Sezer, S. & Gong, Y-F., 26 Aug 2016, In : Ieee Transactions On Power Delivery. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Intrusion detection
Data acquisition
SCADA systems
Access control
Specifications
526 Downloads (Pure)

N-gram Opcode Analysis for Android Malware Detection

Kang, B., Yerima, S. Y., Sezer, S. & McLaughlin, K., 30 Nov 2016, In : International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness. 1, 1, p. 231-254 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Learning systems
Feature extraction
Malware
Experiments
24 Citations (Scopus)
262 Downloads (Pure)

N-opcode analysis for android malware classification and categorization

Kang, B., Yerima, S. Y., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 11 Jul 2016, Cyber Security: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services. United Kingdom: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Application programs
Learning systems
Malware
Experiments
245 Downloads (Pure)

OSCIDS: An Ontology based SCADA Intrusion Detection Framework

Al Balushi, A., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., 01 Jul 2016, Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications . Vol. 4: SECRYPT. p. 327-335 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Intrusion detection
Telecommunication networks
Ontology
SCADA systems
Semantics
27 Citations (Scopus)
288 Downloads (Pure)

STPA-SafeSec: Safety and Security Analysis for Cyber-Physical Systems

Friedberg, I., McLaughlin, K., Smith, P., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 30 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Information Security and Applications. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Critical infrastructures
Security systems
Electric power distribution
Cyber Physical System
Communication
2202 Downloads (Pure)

Threat Analysis of BlackEnergy Malware for Synchrophasor based Real-time Control and Monitoring in Smart Grid

Khan, R., Maynard, P., McLaughlin, K., Laverty, D. & Sezer, S., 25 Aug 2016, 4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016. BCS, p. 53-63 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Phasor measurement units
Real time control
Monitoring
Spamming
Critical infrastructures
5071 Downloads (Pure)

Towards a Resilience Metric Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems

Friedberg, I., McLaughlin, K., Smith, P. & Wurzenberger, M., 25 Aug 2016, 4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2016 (ICS-CSR 2016). BCS Learning & Development Ltd, p. 19-22 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Systems analysis
Cyber Physical System
2015
501 Downloads (Pure)

A Cyber-Physical Security Analysis of Synchronous-Islanded Microgrid Operation

Friedberg, I., Laverty, D., McLaughlin, K. & Smith, P., 17 Sep 2015, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2015. BCS Learning & Development Ltd, p. 52-62 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Communication
Testbeds
18 Citations (Scopus)
1660 Downloads (Pure)

Cybersecurity Test-Bed for IEC 61850 based Smart Substations

Yang, Y., Jiang, H. T., McLaughlin, K., Gao, L., Yuan, Y. B., Huang, W. & Sezer, S., Jul 2015, Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
SCADA systems
Testing

Implementation Experiences from Smart Grid Security Applications and Outlook on Future Research

Basagiannis, S., Chabukswar, R., Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K. & Boubekeur, M., Jul 2015, Smart Grid Security: Innovative Solutions for a Modernized Grid. Elsevier, p. 283-306

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Intrusion detection
Smart meters
Energy management
Power control
Authentication
20 Citations (Scopus)
1636 Downloads (Pure)

Investigating Cyber-Physical Attacks against IEC 61850 Photovoltaic Inverter Installations

Kang, B., Maynard, P., McLaughlin, K., Sezer, S., Andrén, F., Seitl, C., Kupzog, F. & Strasser, T., Sep 2015, Proceedings of 2015 IEEE 20th Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA). Luxembourg: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Communication
Energy resources
Automation
Specifications
Control systems
2 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)

PageRank in Malware Categorization

Kang, B., Yerima, S., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., Oct 2015, RACS: Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems. Czech Republic: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 291-295 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Learning algorithms
Learning systems
Websites
Malware

Secure Communications in Smart Grid: Networking and Protocols

McLaughlin, K., Friedberg, I., Kang, B., Maynard, P., Sezer, S. & McWilliams, G., Jul 2015, Smart Grid Security: Innovative Solutions for a Modernized Grid. Elsevier, p. 113-148

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Telecommunication networks
Smart power grids
Network protocols
Communication
Interoperability
273 Downloads (Pure)

Towards a Cyber-physical Resilience Framework for Smart Grids

Friedberg, I., McLaughlin, K. & Smith, P., Jun 2015, Intelligent Mechanisms for Network Configuration and Security: 9th IFIP WG 6.6 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security, AIMS 2015, Ghent, Belgium, June 22-25, 2015. Proceedings. Latre, S., Charalambrides, M., Francois, J., Schmitt, C. & Stiller, B. (eds.). Springer, p. 140-144 5 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9122).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
Cyber Physical System
2014

A Dynamic Topology Discovery Method for Smart Substation Networks

Yang, Y., Gao, L., Yuan, Y., Zhang, D., Bu, Q. & McLaughlin, K., Sep 2014, China International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CICED), 2014. Proceedings.. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1070-1074 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Comparison Method for Differentiation of IEC 61850 based Substation Configuration Files

Yang, Y., Gao, L., Zhang, D. N., Yuan, Y. B., Bu, Q. S., McLaughlin, K. & Sezer, S., Oct 2014, 2014 International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1796-1801 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sorting

Intrusion Detection Systems for Critical Infrastructure

Pranggono, B., McLaughlin, K., Yang, Y. & Sezer, S., 29 Jan 2014, The State of the Art in Intrusion Prevention and Detection. Khan Pathan, A-S. (ed.). Taylor and Francis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

7 Citations (Scopus)

Malware detection: program run length against detection rate

O'Kane, P., Sezer, S., McLaughlin, K. & Gyu Im, E., Feb 2014, In : IET Software. 8, 1, p. 42-51 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamic analysis
Support vector machines
Classifiers
Malware
Experiments
73 Citations (Scopus)
959 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-Attribute SCADA-Specific Intrusion Detection System for Power Networks

Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K., Sezer, S., Littler, T., Im, E. G., Pranggono, B. & Wang, H. F., Jun 2014, In : Ieee Transactions On Power Delivery. 29, 3, p. 1092-1102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Intrusion detection
Data acquisition
SCADA systems
Testbeds
Multilayers
6 Citations (Scopus)

N-gram density based malware detection

O'Kane, P., Sezer, S. & McLaughlin, K., 20 Jan 2014, 2014 World Symposium on Computer Applications and Research (WSCAR). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dynamic analysis
Classifiers
Malware
443 Downloads (Pure)

PRECYSE: Cyber-attack Detection and Response for Industrial Control Systems

McLaughlin, K., Smith, P., Sezer, S., Ma, Z. & Skopik, F., 11 Sep 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Critical infrastructures
Control systems
Costs
12 Citations (Scopus)
1763 Downloads (Pure)

Stateful Intrusion Detection for IEC 60870-5-104 SCADA Security

Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K., Sezer, S., Yuan, Y. B. & Huang, W., 27 Jul 2014, 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting Conference & Exposition. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
SCADA systems
Intrusion detection
Data acquisition
Remote control
Inspection

Towards Understanding Man-In-The-Middle Attacks on IEC 60870-5-104 SCADA Networks

Maynard, P., McLaughlin, K. & Haberler, B., 12 Sep 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Remote control
Testbeds
Electricity
Communication
Experiments
2013
29 Citations (Scopus)

Intrusion Detection System for IEC 60870-5-104 Based SCADA Networks

Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K., Littler, T., Sezer, S., Pranggono, B. & Wang, H., Jul 2013, Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2013).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

SCADA systems
Intrusion detection
Data acquisition
Inspection
Communication
17 Citations (Scopus)

Intrusion Detection System for Network Security in Synchrophasor Systems

Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K., Sezer, S., Littler, T., Pranggono, B., Brogan, P. & Wang, H., Apr 2013, IET International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies (IETICT 2013). IEEE Computer Society

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Phasor measurement units
Network security
Intrusion detection
Monitoring
17 Citations (Scopus)

Rule-Based Intrusion Detection System for SCADA Networks

Yang, Y., McLaughlin, K., Littler, T., Sezer, S. & Wang, H., Sep 2013, Proceeding of the 2nd IET International Conference in Renewable Power Generation (RPG2013). 623 CP ed. Vol. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

SCADA systems
Intrusion detection
Data acquisition
Inspection
Communication