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Master of Science


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Robert Mills, PhD.


A cybersecurity initiative known as cyber threat intelligence (CTI) has recently been developed and deployed. The overall goal of this new technology is to help protect network infrastructures. Threat intelligence platforms (TIPs) have also been created to help facilitate CTI effectiveness within organizations. There are many benefits that both can achieve within the information technology (IT) sector. The industrial control system (ICS) sector can also benefit from these technologies as most ICS networks are connected to IT networks. CTI and TIPs become resourceful when using indicators of compromise (IOCs) from known ICS malware attacks and an open source intrusion detection system (IDS). This research shows how these IT-based technologies may help protect ICS. Three known malware attack scenarios are used to showcase its likely deployment. These scenarios are well-documented campaigns that targeted ICS environments and consisted of numerous IOCs. Equipped with this data, critical asset owners can obtain situational awareness on potential attacks and protect their devices with the proper implementation of CTI and TIP technologies.

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