An IIoT based ICS to improve safety through fast and accurate hazard detection and differentiation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
Safety and security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) applied in many critical infrastructures is essential. In these systems, hazards can be due either to system failure or cyber-attacks factors. Accurate hazard detection and reducing reconfiguration time after hazard is one of the most important objectives in these systems. One of the procedures that can reduce the reconfiguration time is determining the cause of hazards and, based on the aforementioned factors, adopting the best commands in reconfiguration time. However, it is difficult to differentiate between different types of hazard because their effects on the system can be similar. With the advent of IoT into ICS, known as IIoT, it has become possible to differentiate the hazards through the adoption of data from different IIoT sensors in the environment. In this article, we propose a risk management approach that identifies hazards based on the physical nature of these systems with the support from the IIoT. The identified hazards fall into four categories: stealthy attack, random attack, transient failure, and permanent failure. Then, the reconfiguration process is run based on the proposed differentiation, which provides a better performance and reconfiguration time. In the experimental section, a fluid storage system is simulated, showing 97% correct differentiation of hazards and reducing in 60% the lost time in the system recovery reconfiguration.
CitationMoradbeikie, A. [et al.]. An IIoT based ICS to improve safety through fast and accurate hazard detection and differentiation. "IEEE access", 25 Novembre 2020, vol. 8, p. 206942-206957.