Secure Cyber-Physical Systems: Current trends, tools and open research problems

Anupam Chattopadhyay, Alok Prakash, Muhammad Shafique

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Abstract

To understand and identify the attack surfaces of a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is an essential step towards ensuring its security. The growing complexity of the cybernetics and the interaction of independent domains such as avionics, robotics and automotive is a major hindrance against a holistic view CPS. Furthermore, proliferation of communication networks have extended the reach of CPS from a user-centric single platform to a widely distributed network, often connecting to critical infrastructure, e.g., through smart energy initiative. In this manuscript, we reflect on this perspective and provide a review of current security trends and tools for secure CPS. We emphasize on both the design and execution flows and particularly highlight the necessity of efficient attack surface detection. We provide a detailed characterization of attacks reported on different cyber-physical systems, grouped according to their application domains, attack complexity, attack source and impact. Finally, we review the current tools, point out their inadequacies and present a roadmap of future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1104-1109
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783981537093
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2017
Event20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017 - Swisstech, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Mar 27 2017Mar 31 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017

Other

Other20th Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2017
CountrySwitzerland
CitySwisstech, Lausanne
Period3/27/173/31/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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