Adversarial Exploitation of Emergent Dynamics in Smart Cities

Vahid Behzadan, Arslan Munir

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

We investigate the paradigm of adversarial attacks that target the emergent dynamics of Complex Adaptive Smart Cities (CASCs). To facilitate the analysis of such attacks, we develop quantitative definitions and metrics of attack, vulnerability, and resilience in the context of CASC security. Furthermore, we propose multiple schemes for classification of attack surfaces and vectors in CASC, complemented with examples of practical attacks. Building on this foundation, we propose a framework based on reinforcement learning for simulation and analysis of such attacks on CASC, and demonstrate its performance through two real-world case studies of targeting power grids and traffic management systems. We also remark on future research directions in analysis and design of secure smart cities and complex adaptive systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538659595
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2018Sep 19 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period9/16/189/19/18

Keywords

  • Complex Systems
  • Emergent Behavior
  • Resilience
  • Self-Organization
  • Smart Cities
  • Threat Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Adversarial Exploitation of Emergent Dynamics in Smart Cities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this