Legal Issues of Deception Systems in the Industrial Control Systems

  • Pavol SokolEmail author
  • Radoslav Benko
  • Laura Rózenfeldová
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 255)


Deception systems, and within them deception industrial control systems, present a newly emerging type of defence in cybersecurity, providing for the detection, analysis and defence against cyber-attacks. The deception technology focuses on the attackers, their point of view and methodology used to exploit and navigate networks to identify and exfiltrate data. The chapter discusses the nature of the deception Industrial Control Systems and the legal issues encompassed with their use. It provides the legal framework of the fundamental right to privacy and the fundamental right to personal data protection, as well as the legal framework of the liability, predominantly in the area of tort law, applicable to the use of the deception Industrial Control Systems, the provider of these systems must be aware of.


Deception system Honeypot ICS EU law Privacy Liability 



We thank our colleagues from the Czech chapter of The Honeynet Project for their valuable inputs and comments. This paper is funded by the Slovak APVV projects under contract No. APVV-14-0598 and No. APVV- APVV-17-0561.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavol Sokol
    • 1
    Email author
  • Radoslav Benko
    • 2
  • Laura Rózenfeldová
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Science Institute of Computer SciencePavol Jozef Šafárik University in KošiceKošiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Faculty of Law Institute of International Law and European LawPavol Jozef Šafárik University in KošiceKošiceSlovakia
  3. 3.Faculty of Law, Department of Commercial Law and Business LawPavol Jozef Šafárik University in KošiceKošiceSlovakia

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