SICSA DVF: Prof. Khalil El-Khatib – Countering SCADA-Specific Advanced Persistent Threats Using Layer-4 Fingerprinting Technologies

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Date(s) - 06/06/2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am

IDEAS Research Institute, Robert Gordon University

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks are responsible for managing the critical infrastructure that keeps our country operating smoothly. This includes things like power distribution stations, water treatment plants, transportation infrastructure, etc. In the case of a SCADA system disruption, critical infrastructure components controlling our society could fail to provide the resources
needed to run our economy.

In this talk, I will discuss the origins of SCADA and its current security posture, outline viable attack vectors to both SCADA systems and their underlying protocols, and provide detailed protocol for detecting device impersonation attacks using passive network monitoring and device fingerprinting.

Please note this talk is a keynote talk within the 4th Cyber Security Meetup. Please register for this event via

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