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Increasing the trustworthiness in the Industrial IoT Networks through a reliable cyberattack detection model

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posted on 2020-09-01, 00:00 authored by Mohammad Hassan, Abdu Gumaei, M Huda, Ahmad Almogren
Trustworthiness of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network is an important stakeholder expectation. Maintaining the trustworthiness of such a network is crucial to void loss of lives. A trustworthy IIoT system combines the security characteristics of IT trustworthiness- safety, security, privacy, reliability, and resilience. Conventional security tools and techniques are not enough to safeguard IIoT platform due to the difference in protocols, limited upgrade opportunities, mismatch in protocols and older version of the operating system used in the industrial system. In this paper, we propose to improve the trustworthiness of an IIoT network (i.e. supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network) through a reliable and salable cyber-attack detection model. In particular, an ensemble-learning model based on the combination of a random subspace (RS) learning method with random tree (RT) is proposed for detecting cyber-attacks of SCADA by using the network traffics from SCADA based IIoT platform. The novelty of the proposed model is that it uses industrial protocol-based network traffic and the RS to solve the sensitivity of irrelevant features and ensemble RT to reduce the overfitting problem, thereby constructs detection engine based on industrial protocols and achieves high detection rates. The proposed model has been tested over 15 datasets of SCADA network. Experimental results reveal that the proposed model outperforms conventional detection techniques and thus improves the security and related measure of trustworthiness of IIoT platform.

History

Journal

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Volume

16

Issue

9

Pagination

6154 - 6162

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Piscataway, N.J.

ISSN

1551-3203

eISSN

1941-0050

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal