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Thursday, April 26 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
ICS Operational Technology Protection With Machine Learning

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Most important for an ICS is to secure operational technology (OT). OT-failure can be caused by many reasons: equipment failure, cyber-attack or even physical attack. In modern connected world having just ESD (emergency shutdown system) and control-logic rules are simply not enough. These means can be compared to signature-based protection in cyber world, where also other advanced technics like heuristics, whitelisting and ML are used. ICS environment can rapidly change and personnel has no possibility to change rules so fast.

ML/DL technologies today are matured enough to deal with extreme amount of ICS telemetry. Different signals (sensors and actuators values) are correlated by physical laws and control logic. With ML, it is possible to learn these correlations under normal operational condition and establish something like white-listed behaviour. Any failure or attack that changes some signal will cause relevant changes in other signals. ML-model detects such situation as an anomaly.

In this presentation, we will show how this idea is implemented in the Machine Learning for Anomaly Detection (MLAD) system, and how it works with Secure Water Treatment (SWaT) realistic plant simulation that was made publicly available by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  We will provide description of an important benefits of the MLAD – how it allows to find the cause of detected anomalous behavior, do that fast and effectively.

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Andrey Lavrentyev

Head of Technology Research Department, Future Technologies, Kaspersky Lab
Andrey Lavrentyev is the Head of Technology Research Department, Future Technologies, Kaspersky Lab.  His current researches interests are connected with data-driven approach to the cyber-security of cyber-physical systems, machine learning, deep neural networks, spiking neural networks... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Stamford Ballroom