PREEMPTIVE: an Integrated Approach to Intrusion Detection and Prevention in Industrial Control Systems

Journal: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (Inderscience) – Special Issue on “Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures: Recent Advances and Future Directions”


Abstract of this paper:
Cyber-security of Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) is notoriously hard due to the peculiar constraints of the specific context. At the same time, the use of specifically crafted malware to target ICSs is an established offensive mean for opposing organizations, groups, or countries. We provide an overview of the results attained by the Preemptive project to improve the cyber-security of ICSs. Preemptive devised several integrated tools for detection and prevention of intrusions in this context. It also provides a way to correlate many small events giving rise to more significant ones, and shows the whole cyber-security state to the user by means of specific Human-Machine Interfaces.