Energy-ICT Seminar
  • Date  : OCT 8 (WED), 2017
  • Time : 09:00 – 17:30
  • Location : Meritz Tower B1 floor Amorris Hall, Gangnam, Korea
  • Organizer : National Information Society Agency(NIA),
    Korea Smart Grid Institute(KSGI)
  • Support : Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT), HANCOM(MDS)
  • Contact : HANCOM(MDS) Data Analysis & Security Division

2017 Energy-ICT Convergence Security Seminar

The value of big data is becoming increasingly evident with its ability to store and process a variety of data. In particular, various systems are being launched to actualize big data that is deemed one of the key trends of the fourth industrial revolution, such as factory automation. With this in mind, SyncusTech is developing and supplying various solutions such as the Portable Server capable of decentralized processing by applying Hadoop. We participated in the Energy-ICT Convergence Security Seminar hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT, where we were able to find out about security technologies that protect big data and future strategies for high reliability servers.

Big data for Industrial control system security

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Industrial control system security technology for secure ICT industry convergence,
Lee Seong-woo (Chairman of Naon Works)

  • In the manufacturing industry, various platforms (PLC Device Message Data, Non-PLC Device Message Data, System Resource Data, etc.) are generated for PLC devices and non-PLC devices. However, we’re not able to utilize all data efficiently.
  • In order to build the Smart Factory, which is becoming a hot issue, we started to collect and analyze production control data generated from a variety of equipment installed at the manufacturing site. We are building a basic database with machine learning target data related to big data and artificial intelligence of the whole process and attempting to analyze their correlation.
  • Chief Director Lee Sung-woo requested high-performance, high-reliability servers that can quickly move data while not compromising security for collecting and analyzing such big data, and a solution that can be monitored when a server and network attack is detected.


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Industrial control system security technology for secure ICT industry convergence,
Lee Seong-woo (Chairman of Naon Works)

  • Security is of the utmost importance in the industrial control system as all big data is delivered to the server. If there is an initial hacking attempt, big data should be analyzed through the industrial control system infringement virtual detection scenario by dividing into user network (IT) and industrial control system network (OT), and we need to first analyze the risk factors among vulnerable nodes of an industrial control system.
  • To identify cyber security risk factors, the security status should be analyzed through the correlation of the equipment status, network, and system in the analyzed data and the vulnerability of each device reviewed. We need a security solution that performs specialized functions depending on the installation location and interlocking nodes, and the solution needs to be approached in two ways: hardware and software.

Revival of financial sector, big data-based x86 computer systems

At the Energy-ICT Convergence Security seminar, it was mentioned that financial X86 infrastructure is introducing security solutions through new methods. Jeonbuk Bank and KRX succeeded in establishing an X86-based computer system in the financial sector, which was reluctant to introduce an X86 system due to security and reliability issues. They expect that X86 systems will play a central role in the future. SyncusTech provides a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution that can be introduced as hardware to a security solution, and new products are on the way with even better security solutions.

Related Articles | Excerpt from KINEWS on September 12, 2017

Introduction of Kakao Bank – K Bank, ‘Open Source ·X86’ … Earnest changes in the financial system

Unlike the conventional financial industry, Internet-only banks, such as Kakao Bank – K Bank are challenging the rigid domestic financial system. Due to the nature of the Korean financial system, where stability is the top priority for managing customers’ money, Korean financial institutions have been sticking to expensive traditional computer systems, such as mainframes.

Differences between the existing financial system and the Cacao Bank · Kbank

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Differences between the existing financial system and the Kakao Bank · Kbank (Data collection=Keynews)

The value of these conventional hardware-based systems has long been ineffective due to cost-effective new technology. Kakao Bank has recently built its main system as an X86 server, and introduced the open source Linux as their OS. (Omit) So far, X86 servers and Linux have been introduced in securities and insurance systems, but Kakao Bank is the first Internet bank to have fully adopted the system. (Omit) Internet-only banks, which dramatically reduce operating costs in a non-face-to-face operation manner, have no reason to use mainframes with huge maintenance costs.

The existing financial institutions are actively introducing X86 systems. According to the banking sector, Hana Financial Investment, a subsidy of Hana Financial Group, has set up its next generation computer system with X86, and Woori Bank, Shinhan Bank and Nonghyup Bank are also planning to follow suit with their big data systems as X86. Shinhan Bank and KB Kookmin Bank are also considering a switch to X86.

Park Geun-mo Reporter
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Related Articles | Excerpt from ETNEWS on September 05, 2017

Diffusion of X86 computer system introduction

According to industry sources, Hana Financial Group will build a public cloud system based on x86 infrastructure in the second half of this year. The big data computing system and FinTech platform will be installed in the x86 infrastructure. Prior to this, Hana Financial Investment built and completed more than 80% of its next-generation computer system with x86. Woori Bank applies the x86 infrastructure to its AI consulting system, big data computing infrastructure, and overseas branch Internet banking, and is currently discussing the process of post-generation. Nonghyup Bank decided to install its reduction data, budget accounting, and big data systems on the x86 infrastructure. Shinhan Bank developed a similar system and converted its test environment to x86. The bank is also considering a plan to convert major systems, such as global core banking, including web servers, to x86. KB Kookmin Bank is establishing a new technology digital roadmap based on x86.  The bank is currently consulting about the roadmap.

The introduction of x86-based computer systems by domestic financial institutions has broad implications. First, the impact of Intel’s ecosystem is expanding. x86 is Intel’s proprietary CPU (Central Processing Unit) micro architecture. Jeonbuk Bank and KRX have successfully installed the system on x86. Internet-only bank Kakao Bank is running all of its core banking systems, including core accounts, on x86. A semiconductor industry official said, “The x86 system is already dominant in international financial markets such as Wall Street. If we take control of global financial markets, the current 90% market share of the x86 server chip will be nearly 100 percent.”

Han Joo-yeop, Semiconductor specialist reporter, Gil Jae Sik, Specialist reporter for finance
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2017 Energy-ICT Convergence Security Seminar