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Welcome to the interactive agenda for SecurityWeek’s 2019 ICS Cyber Security Conference. Sessions are being finalized and the final program will include 4 FULL DAYS of content. (View the full conference website here) (You can Register for the ICS Cyber Security Conference and training here)
Thursday, October 24 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
PHY-Based DNA Fingerprinting to Discriminate WirelessHART Sensor Network Devices

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The Air Force Institute of Technology's (AFIT) work continues on developing a reliable non-intrusive, non-operably connected PHY-based security augmentation for IoT, IIoT, ICS/SCADA, and general wireless sensor applications. The successful demonstration and historical maturation of Distinct Native Attribute (DNA) Fingerprinting methods has led to a patent-pending DNA cyber security monitoring capability supporting both pre-attack defense and post-attack forensic objectives. The monitoring system foundation is derived from wired Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) signal work in, with favorable results therein motivating the more recent WirelessHART work being reported upon here. The goal is reliable DNA-based discriminability of device hardware (cross-manufacturer, cross-model, and like-model serial number) and/or device operating state (normal vs. anomalous). The PHY-based physical-layer work here is of particular interest given that a majority of WirelessHART security mechanisms (some would argue all) are implemented exclusively within higher bit-level network layers using some of the same protection mechanisms commonly attacked in IT systems. Most recent results for WirelessHART are sufficiently favorable to motivate continued investigation and include better than 90% 8-class device discrimination of Sitrans AW210 and Pepperl+Fuchs Bullet adapters.

Speakers
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Christopher M. Rondeau

Air Force Institute of Technology, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Chris Rondeau is a PhD Student and researcher at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, OH. He works under the Radio Frequency Intelligence (RFINT) research area led by Dr. Mike Temple. Chris’ research is an extension of the work previously done by Dr. Juan Lopez... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
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