Security analysis of the non-aggressive challenge response of the DNP3 Protocol using a CPN Model
Amoah, Raphael, Suriadi, Suriadi, Camtepe, Seyit A., & Foo, Ernest (2014) Security analysis of the non-aggressive challenge response of the DNP3 Protocol using a CPN Model. In IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014), 10-14 June 2014, Sydney, NSW.
Distributed Network Protocol Version 3 (DNP3) is the de-facto communication protocol for power grids. Standard-based interoperability among devices has made the protocol useful to other infrastructures such as water, sewage, oil and gas. DNP3 is designed to facilitate interaction between master stations and outstations. In this paper, we apply a formal modelling methodology called Coloured Petri Nets (CPN) to create an executable model representation of DNP3 protocol. The model facilitates the analysis of the protocol to ensure that the protocol will behave as expected. Also, we illustrate how to verify and validate the behaviour of the protocol, using the CPN model and the corresponding state space tool to determine if there are insecure states. With this approach, we were able to identify a Denial of Service (DoS) attack against the DNP3 protocol.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
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Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
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|Deposited On:||01 Jul 2014 00:23|
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2014 06:13|
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