Accession Number : ADA620212


Title :   Automatic Configuration of Programmable Logic Controller Emulators


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Warner, Phillip C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620212.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 199


Abstract : This research presents a scalable solution to automatically configure programmable logic controller emulators using network traces. The accuracy, flexibility, and efficiency of the proposed framework, ScriptGenE, is tested in three fully automated experiments. Results from the experiments show that ScriptGenE can accurately emulate a PLC's webserver with only one input trace. Additionally, only five input EtherNet/IP traces are required to create an emulator that is identified by RSLinx as a PLC with modules. A minimum of two input traces are required to create a Siemens PLC emulator that can be browsed by STEP7. Additionally, the emulators produce traffic that differs in variability from the reference capture group by less than 0.018% with 95% confidence. Overall, this research provides numerous contributions including the first successful automatically configured application layer honeypot for EtherNet/IP. ScriptGenE requires less input traces than previous works. Additionally, a novel backtracking algorithm is implemented that handles unknown transitions and allows for looping in ICS polling sessions.


Descriptors :   *AUTOMATION , *COMPUTER LOGIC , ALGORITHMS , AUTOMATIC , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , CONFIGURATIONS , CONTROL , NETWORKS , PARALLEL PROCESSING , SCALING FACTOR , SIMULATORS , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , THESES , TRAFFIC , TRANSITIONS , VARIATIONS


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE