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Studies from T. Vollmer et al Have Provided New Data on Industrial Informatics (Autonomic Intelligent Cyber-Sensor to Support Industrial Control...

July 1, 2014

Studies from T. Vollmer et al Have Provided New Data on Industrial Informatics (Autonomic Intelligent Cyber-Sensor to Support Industrial Control Network Awareness)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Researchers detail new data in Industrial Informatics. According to news reporting from Bellevue, Washington, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The proliferation of digital devices in a networked industrial ecosystem, along with an exponential growth in complexity and scope, has resulted in elevated security concerns and management complexity issues. This paper describes a novel architecture utilizing concepts of autonomic computing and a simple object access protocol (SOAP)-based interface to metadata access points (IF-MAP) external communication layer to create a network security sensor."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "This approach simplifies integration of legacy software and supports a secure, scalable, and self-managed framework. The contribution of this paper is twofold: 1) A flexible two-level communication layer based on autonomic computing and service oriented architecture is detailed and 2) three complementary modules that dynamically reconfigure in response to a changing environment are presented. One module utilizes clustering and fuzzy logic to monitor traffic for abnormal behavior. Another module passively monitors network traffic and deploys deceptive virtual network hosts. These components of the sensor system were implemented in C++ and PERL and utilize a common internal D-Bus communication mechanism. A proof of concept prototype was deployed on a mixed-use test network showing the possible real-world applicability. In testing, 45 of the 46 network attached devices were recognized and 10 of the 12 emulated devices were created with specific operating system and port configurations. In addition, the anomaly detection algorithm achieved a 99.9% recognition rate."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "All output from the modules were correctly distributed using the common communication structure."

For more information on this research see: Autonomic Intelligent Cyber-Sensor to Support Industrial Control Network Awareness. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2014;10(2):1647-1658. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Vollmer, Expedia Inc, Bellevue, WA 98004, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Manic and O. Linda.

Keywords for this news article include: Bellevue, Washington, United States, Industrial Informatics, North and Central America

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