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Anomaly Detection in Building Automation Systems

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Building Automation Systems (BAS) are a collection of software and hardware which control various services in commercial buildings, most prominently the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system. A common protocol in use is BACnet, which holds over 50% of global market share. Originally following a closed system design, BACnetworks are now often connected to external networks, such as the Internet and enterprise networks for analytics and remote management. With this added connectivity, the risk of cyber incident has increased, with network visibility of these networks often lacking. The presentation will discuss some known BACnet specific attacks, what malicious traffic in BACnet looks like, and describe some methods of identifying malicious BACnet traffic.

Speaker - Matthew Peacock

Matthew is a PhD student at ECU’s School of Science, based in the ECU Security Research Institute. He is currently researching the internal security of BACnet managed Building Automation Systems. His previous research was aimed at the detection and mitigation of civilian off-the-shelf drones. Matthew has published in both of these areas, with interests also in Critical Infrastructure Security, Protocol Analysis, Internet-of-Things connected devices and  Cyber-Physical Systems.

Event details

Where:  Edith Cowan University, Building 19, Room 143,   270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
When:  Wednesday 10 October  2018
Time:   4.00pm - 5.00pm  presentation / 5.00pm -5.30pm light refreshments and networking

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