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1. US20200175171 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL SYSTEM SECURITY

Office United States of America
Application Number 16204983
Application Date 29.11.2018
Publication Number 20200175171
Publication Date 04.06.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06F 21/57
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
50Monitoring users, programs or devices to maintain the integrity of platforms, e.g. of processors, firmware or operating systems
57Certifying or maintaining trusted computer platforms, e.g. secure boots or power-downs, version controls, system software checks, secure updates or assessing vulnerabilities
G05B 19/042
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
04Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers
042using digital processors
CPC
G06F 2221/034
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
2221Indexing scheme relating to security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
03Indexing scheme relating to G06F21/50, monitoring users, programs or devices to maintain the integrity of platforms
034Test or assess a computer or a system
G06F 21/577
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
50Monitoring users, programs or devices to maintain the integrity of platforms, e.g. of processors, firmware or operating systems
57Certifying or maintaining trusted computer platforms, e.g. secure boots or power-downs, version controls, system software checks, secure updates or assessing vulnerabilities
577Assessing vulnerabilities and evaluating computer system security
G05B 19/0425
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
04Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers
042using digital processors
0423Input/output
0425Safety, monitoring
Applicants Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inventors Craig G. Rieger
Timothy R. McJunkin
Milos Manic
Kasun Amarasinghe
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROL SYSTEM SECURITY
Abstract
(EN)

A resilient security agent determines a cyber and/or physical health of a control system by, inter alia, communicating cyber-physical key data through cyber-physical control paths of the system, and determining error introduced by the communication. The resilient security agent may be further configured to verify the integrity of acquired cyber-physical state information. The cyber health of the control system may be evaluated by comparing the acquired cyber state information to one or more cyber state profiles. The physical health of the control system may be evaluated by comparing the acquired physical state information to one or more physical state profiles.

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