Formal security analysis of the DNP3-Secure Authentication Protocol

Amoah, Raphael (2016) Formal security analysis of the DNP3-Secure Authentication Protocol. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis evaluates the security of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, which are one of the key foundations of many critical infrastructures. Specifically, it examines one of the standardised SCADA protocols called the Distributed Network Protocol Version 3, which attempts to provide a security mechanism to ensure that messages transmitted between devices, are adequately secured from rogue applications. To achieve this, the thesis applies formal methods from theoretical computer science to formally analyse the correctness of the protocol.

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ID Code: 93798
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Foo, Ernest & Camtepe, Seyit
Keywords: Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Smart grids, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Network Protocol version 3 (DNP3), Secure Authentication (DNP3-SA), Secure Authentication for Broadcast (DNP3-SAB), Formal Methods, Coloured Petri Nets (CPN), State Space Analysis
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2016 02:22
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 04:26

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