Internet-wide scanning taxonomy and framework

Myers, David, Foo, Ernest, & Radke, Kenneth (2015) Internet-wide scanning taxonomy and framework. In Welch, Ian & Yi, Xun (Eds.) Proceedings of Australasian Information Security Conference (ACSW-AISC), 27-30 January 2015, Australian Computer Society, Inc, Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

Industrial control systems (ICS) have been moving from dedicated communications to switched and routed corporate networks, making it probable that these devices are being exposed to the Internet. Many ICS have been designed with poor or little security features, making them vulnerable to potential attack. Recently, several tools have been developed that can scan the internet, including ZMap, Masscan and Shodan. However, little in-depth analysis has been done to compare these Internet-wide scanning techniques, and few Internet-wide scans have been conducted targeting ICS and protocols.

In this paper we present a Taxonomy of Internet-wide scanning with a comparison of three popular network scanning tools, and a framework for conducting Internet-wide scans.

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ID Code: 81897
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Internet-wide Scanning, Taxonomy, Framework, Industrial Control Systems, Critical Infrastructure, SCADA, ZMap, Masscan, Shodan
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015, Australian Computer Society, Inc.
Copyright Statement: This paper appeared at the 13th Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC 2015), Sydney, Australia. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 161, Ian Welch and Xun Yi, Ed. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2015 03:51
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 01:11

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