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Publication Citation: PDR: A Prevention, Detection and Response Mechanism for Anomalies in Energy Control Systems

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Author(s): Maria C. Alcaraz; Meltem Sonmez Turan;
Title: PDR: A Prevention, Detection and Response Mechanism for Anomalies in Energy Control Systems
Published: October 30, 2013
Abstract: Prevention, detection and response are nowadays considered to be three priority topics for protecting critical infrastructures, such as energy control systems. Despite attempts to address these current issues, there is still a particular lack of investigation in these areas, and in particular in dynamic and automatic proactive solutions. In this paper we propose a mechanism, which is called PDR, with the capability of anticipating anomalies, detecting anomalous behaviours and responding to them in a timely manner. PDR is based on a conglomeration of technologies and on a set of essential components with the purpose of offering situational awareness irrespective of where the system is located. In addition, the mechanism can also compute its functional capacities by evaluating its efficacy and precision in the prediction and detection of disturbances. With this, the entire system is able to know the real reliability of its services and its activity in remote substations at all times.
Conference: 7th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2012)
Proceedings: Critical Information Infrastructures Security (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Issue: 7722
Pages: pp. 22 - 33
Location: Lillehammer, -1
Dates: September 17-18, 2012
Keywords: Detection; Energy Control Systems; Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks; Internet; MANET; Prevention; Response; Wide-Area Situational Awareness
Research Areas: Information Technology
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41485-5_3  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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