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    Multi-Layer Agent-Based Simulation of Network Behaviour in Advanced Metering Infrastructures

    3rd International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2015 (ICS-CSR 2015)

    17 - 18 September 2015, University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, Germany


    Christoph Lang-Muhr, Matthias Schrattenholzer & Paul Tavolato



    In this paper we describe a novel approach to model smart meter networks aimed at analyzing security related aspects of such networks. The model is realized as a multi-agent based simulation. This allows for detailed analysis of network behaviour on different layers. The layers realized in the simulation are a protocol layer for syntactic analysis of the protocol, a data layer for semantic analysis of the commands transmitted, and an information layer where metering data is interpreted. The ultimate goal of the project is the design and proof-of-concept implementation of an innovative Intrusion Detection System specifically apt for smart meter networks. The simulation described in this paper together with data from real world field tests will be used to deduce formal rules describing regular behaviour of the network which then will be the input for the IDS.


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