Protecting PROFINET cyclic real-time traffic: A performance evaluation and verification platform

Thomas Muller, Hans Dermot Doran
2018 2018 14th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)  
PROFINET is a widely adopted, real-time capable Industrial Ethernet standard, that as other automation system technologies, is subject to an increasing level of vertical integration into company's existing IT infrastructure. This integration exposes automation systems to well-known cyber attacks, which leads to a growing need for suitable security solutions. The challenge in protecting PROFINET automation systems is ensuring the suitability of solutions for use with minimal PROFINET cycle times
more » ... of 250 µs needed to fulfill high-speed motion control market expectations. We develop a prototype of a transparent security switch, designed to apply protection mechanisms on-the-fly. We use this platform to test an initial implementation of a protection system, present preliminary results and further work.
doi:10.1109/wfcs.2018.8402379 dblp:conf/wfcs/MullerD18 fatcat:wyekesih7zb2rffdwu4swa6hbu