Operators of industrial control systems need the ability to automatically identify potential issues in real-time – whatever is the underlying cause, to speed the investigation of incidents and ultimately contain attacks or system failures before significant damage can occur. However, the advanced malware employs industrial communication protocols used worldwide in power supply infrastructure to directly control electricity substation switches and circuit breakers and it can be difficult to detect using tradition IT security tools. Thus, specialized industrial control system monitoring and intrusion detection technologies are needed which can identify possible attacks and offer operators early warning.

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