Comparison of the Intrusion Detection System Rules in Relation with the SCADA Systems

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 465)


Increased interconnectivity, interoperability and complexity of communication in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (further only SCADA) systems, resulted in increasing efficiency of industrial processes. However, the recently isolated SCADA systems are considered as the targets of considerable number of cyber-attacks. Because of this, the SCADA cyber-security is under constant pressure. In this article we examine suitability of current state signature based Intrusion Detection System (further only IDS) in SCADA systems. Therefore, we deeply evaluate the Snort and the Quickdraw rules based on signatures in order to specify their relations to SCADA cyber security. We report the results of the study comprising more than two hundred rules.


Cyber security Intrusion detection system Industrial control system Signature 



This work was founded by the Internal Grant Agency (IGA/FAI/2016/014) and supported by the project ev. no. VI20152019049 “RESILIENCE 2015:RESILIENCE 2015: Dynamic Resilience Evaluation of Interrelated Critical Infrastructure Subsystems” supported by the Ministry of the Interior Security Research Programme of the Czech Republic in the years 2015–2020. Moreover, this work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic within the National Sustainability Programme project No. LO1303 (MSMT-7778/2014) and also by the European Regional Development Fund under the project CEBIA-Tech No. CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0089.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic

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