Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

4-2017

Document Type

Journal Article

Comments

IEEE Control Systems ( Volume: 37, Issue: 2, April 2017 ) https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7879899/

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in the number of security-related incidents in control systems. These include high-profile attacks in a wide range of application domains, from attacks on critical infrastructure, as in the case of the Maroochy Water breach [1], and industrial systems (such as the StuxNet virus attack on an industrial supervisory control and data acquisition system [2], [3] and the German Steel Mill cyberattack [4], [5]), to attacks on modern vehicles [6]-[8]. Even high-assurance military systems were shown to be vulnerable to attacks, as illustrated in the highly publicized downing of the RQ-170 Sentinel U.S. drone [9]-[11]. These incidents have greatly raised awareness of the need for security in cyberphysical systems (CPSs), which feature tight coupling of computation and communication substrates with sensing and actuation components. However, the complexity and heterogeneity of this next generation of safety-critical, networked, and embedded control systems have challenged the existing design methods in which security is usually consider as an afterthought.

Subject Area

CPS Security

Publication Source

IEEE Control Systems

Volume

37

Issue

2

Start Page

66

Last Page

81

DOI

10.1109/MCS.2016.2643239

Copyright/Permission Statement

©2017 IEEE

Keywords

Security, Actuators, State estimation, Linear systems, Resilience, Real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, safety-critical software, security of data, attack-resilient cyberphysical systems, attack-resilient state estimators, security, high-profile attacks, critical infrastructure, Maroochy Water breach, industrial systems, StuxNet virus attack, industrial supervisory control and data acquisition system, German steel mill cyberattack, high-assurance military systems, attack vulnerability, RQ-170 Sentinel US drone, CPS, safety-critical control systems, networked control systems, embedded control systems

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Date Posted: 06 July 2018

This document has been peer reviewed.