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control of multicast requests in the IEC 61850 standard

Control of multicast requests in the IEC 61850 standard

Posted on 05/27/2021, by INCIBE
In previous articles an introduction was given to the 61850 regulation and the different protocols of which it consists. As explained in those articles, the GOOSE and SV (Sample Values) protocols, included in the standard, use multicast frames. Security is very difficult to implement in this type of frame, but there are a number of measures that make possible to raise the security level.
technologies shaping the electricity grid of the future

Technologies shaping the electricity grid of the future

Posted on 04/29/2021, by INCIBE
In recent years we have witnessed the evolution of the electrical grid and the development of new technologies produce what we know today as the smart grid. This evolution continues to this day and the trend seems to point to greater interconnection between end consumers and the grid, which increases possible attack vectors. Over the course of this article, we shall see the security measures that will be used in the electrical grid of the future.
Sweyntooth: Bluetooth in the spotlight

SweynTooth: Bluetooth in the spotlight

Posted on 12/17/2020, by INCIBE
Wireless communications encompass a set of protocols that are widely used in some industrial sectors. In particular, building automation is based on these protocols, mainly using the BACNET and Lontalks protocols, but also making use of new ZigBee and Bluetooth based devices for IIoT. This article will provide information on SweynTooth, a set of vulnerabilities that affect Bluetooth technology.
cyberchallenges to security in industrial robotics

Cyberchallenges to security in industrial robotics

Posted on 11/19/2020, by INCIBE
Around 4 million robots are expected to be introduced in the area of industry over the next five years. This is on top of the evolution towards industry 4.0, in which industrial robotics is crucial, and which is now consolidated in any industrial process, from the manufacturing industry to any large-area warehouse. In that industrial transformation, barriers must be applied to ensure the integrity of the components and to prevent incidents in plants.
GOOSE

Security in the GOOSE protocol

Posted on 08/06/2020, by INCIBE
After the articles “IEC 61850 Standard, all for one and one for all” and “Multicast security in IEC 61850”, it is useful to add more information about the cybersecurity guidelines set out in the IEC 62351 standard with respect to the GOOSE protocol. An explanation will be made of the operation of the protocol, the weaknesses it presents and the appropriate security measures to protect it against possible attackers.
NTP, SNTP and PTP

NTP, SNTP and PTP: what time synchronization do I need?

Posted on 03/05/2020, by INCIBE
Time synchronization in industrial devices is a critical factor. In terms of time, industrial processes and the programming logic of industrial devices have specific needs. These may require specific accuracy that determines the need to use one protocol or another, as well as dependencies on cost or on the network infrastructure itself. Explaining the main differences is key when using one or another in industrial infrastructures. Just as each protocol has different nuances, there are certain differences to be taken into account within security.
station

Safety recommendations for electric vehicle charging stations

Posted on 02/06/2020, by INCIBE
Over the last few years we have seen how electric vehicles have experienced a boom in terms of their development and retail and, along with them, the deployment of their charging points. In this article we will discuss a series of requirements, in terms of security, that should be implemented in these charging stations in order to ensure their security.
Problems in the industry

Mitigating availability problems in the industry

Posted on 07/19/2018, by INCIBE
Given that availability is always a critical point to take into account for within industrial environments, it is necessary to prevent the attacks that denial of services cause and that affect these environments. The means of giving way to a denial of service can be diverse, much like the means of mitigating these problems. This article will review all of these points, as well as the way in which the risks derived from these attacks can be reduced.

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