A Reference Model and a Dedicated Method in Support of Cyber-Security by Design: A Reality Check

Sybren de Kinderen, Monika Kaczmarek-Heß, Simon Hacks

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Abstract

The electricity sector increasingly intertwines IT and the physical grid, increasing the risk of cyber attacks on this critical infrastructure. Hitherto, we have developed a modeling method to support cyber-security by design in the electricity sector by providing (1) a multi-level reference model, (2) a semi-automated security assessment, and (3) a dedicated process model. In this paper, we focus on four challenges identified based on interactions with domain experts, namely: (1) automated model creation; (2) accounting for changing security requirements; (3) multi-level model management; and (4) incentives for modelers. These challenges are relevant to our modeling method and overlap with challenges on the practical uptake of modeling in general.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2023)
EditorsSimon Hacks, Jürgen Jung
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event13th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures, EMISA 2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 11 May 202312 May 2023

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3397
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Conference

Conference13th International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures, EMISA 2023
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/05/2312/05/23

Keywords

  • cyber-security by design
  • modeling challenges
  • multi-level reference model

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