Paper published at the IEEE conference WFCS 2015

The results of the evaluation of open source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems will be presented during the 11th IEEE World conference on Factory Communication Systems - WFCS 2015 (http://wfcs2015.uib.es/) organised by the University of the Balearic Islands and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

The smart grid is a system of systems built of many components linked together by communication networks and controlled by information systems. The interconnected and interdependent nature of the smart grid opens a way for completely new types of cyberattacks including Botnets, zero-days or Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). To respond to this evolved threat landscape, new cyber security technologies are required, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, Tusted Platform Modules (TPMs), or Situation Awareness Networks (SANs). 

The study to be presented during the conference is a part of the development and deployment of the DEnSeK Situation Awareness Network for the smart grid. During the analysis, three SIEM systems were evaluated: AlienVault OSSIM, Cyberoam iView and CS Prelude. The results of the study were described in the paper "Evaluation of Open Source SIEM for Situation Awareness Platform in the Smart Grid Environment" which will be published in the in the conference proceedings.