Security for complex cyber-physical and industrial control systems: Current trends, limitations, and challenges

Dabeeruddin Syed, Tao Hung Chang, Davor Svetinovic, Talal Rahwan, Zeyar Aung

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Abstract

Today’s society relies upon the smooth and secure functioning of the mission-critical infrastructures and their services. Much of this critical infrastructure relies on the complex cyber-physical systems and the industrial control systems. In recent years, securing these two types of systems has been a top priority due to a significant increase in number of attacks. Most of these systems are often several decades old, and they were developed without significant consideration of the security requirements. As such, there is an urgent need to protect these cyber-physical and industrial systems from external vulnerabilities. In this paper, we present a survey of the cyber-physical and industrial control systems, and explore the possibility and necessity for security of such systems. We discuss the various types of cyber-physical and industrial control systems currently being used, assess the vulnerabilities of such systems, discuss the literature on the cyber-physical and industrial control systems, and examine some works that propose security standards and models for these types of systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2017
Event21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Societal Transformation Through IS/IT, PACIS 2017 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 16 2017Jul 20 2017

Conference

Conference21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Societal Transformation Through IS/IT, PACIS 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period7/16/177/20/17

Keywords

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Industrial control systems
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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