Detecting PLC control corruption via on-device runtime verification

Luis Garcia, Saman Aliari Zonouz, Dong Wei, Leandro Pfleger De Aguiar

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Abstract

With an increased emphasis on the cyber-physical security of safety-critical industrial control systems, programmable logic controllers have been targeted by both security researchers and attackers as critical assets. Security and verification solutions have been proposed and/or implemented either externally or with limited computational power. Online verification or intrusion detection solutions are typically difficult to implement within the control logic of the programmable logic controller due to the strict timing requirements and limited resources. Recently, there has been an increased advancement in open controller systems where programmable logic controllers are coupled with embedded hypervisors running operating systems with much more computational power. Development environments are provided that allow developers to directly integrate library function calls from the embedded hypervisor into the program scan cycle of the programmable logic controller. In this paper, we leverage these coupled environments to implement online cyber-physical verification solutions directly integrated into the program scan cycle as well as online intrusion detection systems within the embedded hypervisor. This novel approach allows advanced security and verification solutions to be directly enforced from within the programmable logic controller program scan cycle. We evaluate the proposed solutions on a commercial-off-the-shelf Siemens product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages67-72
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020027
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2016
Event2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2016Aug 18 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016

Other

Other2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period8/16/168/18/16

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Programmable Logic Controller
Runtime Verification
Programmable logic controllers
Intrusion detection
Intrusion Detection
Cycle
Operating Systems
Leverage
Timing
Safety
Integrate
Control System
Logic
Control systems
Controller
Controllers
Resources
Evaluate
Requirements

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization

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Garcia, L., Aliari Zonouz, S., Wei, D., & De Aguiar, L. P. (2016). Detecting PLC control corruption via on-device runtime verification. In Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016 (pp. 67-72). [7573309] (Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RWEEK.2016.7573309
Garcia, Luis ; Aliari Zonouz, Saman ; Wei, Dong ; De Aguiar, Leandro Pfleger. / Detecting PLC control corruption via on-device runtime verification. Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 67-72 (Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016).
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Garcia, L, Aliari Zonouz, S, Wei, D & De Aguiar, LP 2016, Detecting PLC control corruption via on-device runtime verification. in Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016., 7573309, Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 67-72, 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016, Chicago, United States, 8/16/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/RWEEK.2016.7573309

Detecting PLC control corruption via on-device runtime verification. / Garcia, Luis; Aliari Zonouz, Saman; Wei, Dong; De Aguiar, Leandro Pfleger.

Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 67-72 7573309 (Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016).

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Garcia L, Aliari Zonouz S, Wei D, De Aguiar LP. Detecting PLC control corruption via on-device runtime verification. In Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 67-72. 7573309. (Proceedings - 2016 Resilience Week, RWS 2016). https://doi.org/10.1109/RWEEK.2016.7573309