Cyber security and specifically protecting SCADA systems has quite a hype these days. Especially in the big-data domain, there are quite a few companies offering big-data analytics that are supposed to monitor network activity and detect intrusions and any attempt to damage the system (e.g. detect anomalies that might indicate that the system is compromised by a trojan horse, stuxnet-like worm etc.).
In theory, the technology behind their 'behaviour based' video analytics can be used to analyze SCADA information. From what I have read, their analytics product is supposed to be able to learn the routine behaviour of a monitored environment over a period of 2-3 weeks and then start generating alerts when something is out of the ordinary.
Whether or not this is easily transferrable to SCADA ? I don't know.
Will it be reliable? Will the alerts be relevant? No clue...
The buzz around big-data analytics oftne brings to my mind a quote I like by a researcher called Dan Ariely:
"Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it..."
"We created the SCADA Portal to allow customers to try out our technology with their own real-world data and see what anomalies AISight can find in their data,” said Wesley Cobb, Chief Science Officer for BRS Labs. “The Portal receives data sets, makes sure they're valid, analyzes the data, and returns reports summarizing its findings."
They seem quite proud of their new focus:
"We're so confident of the robustness of the technology that we've built the Portal to do these things autonomously and without the need to know anything about the nature of the data customers have given it."