Section 70
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Security in Process: Visually Supported Triage Analysis in Industrial Process Data

Lohfink, A.-P.; Anton, S.D.D.; Schotten, H.D.; Leitte, H.; Garth, C.

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 26(4): 1638-1649


ISSN/ISBN: 1941-0506
PMID: 31995496
DOI: 10.1109/tvcg.2020.2969007
Accession: 069761098

Operation technology networks, i.e. hard- and software used for monitoring and controlling physical/industrial processes, have been considered immune to cyber attacks for a long time. A recent increase of attacks in these networks proves this assumption wrong. Several technical constraints lead to approaches to detect attacks on industrial processes using available sensor data. This setting differs fundamentally from anomaly detection in IT-network traffic and requires new visualization approaches adapted to the common periodical behavior in OT-network data. We present a tailored visualization system that utilizes inherent features of measurements from industrial processes to full capacity to provide insight into the data and support triage analysis by laymen and experts. The novel combination of spiral plots with results from anomaly detection was implemented in an interactive system. The capabilities of our system are demonstrated using sensor and actuator data from a real-world water treatment process with introduced attacks. Exemplary analysis strategies are presented. Finally, we evaluate effectiveness and usability of our system and perform an expert evaluation.

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