CPS Security

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Visible to the public High-Fidelity, Scalable, Open-Access Cyber Security Testbed for Accelerating Smart Grid Innovations and Deployments

Explanation of Demonstration: (1) Demonstration of a realistic CPS Security Testbed for the power grid and its use-cases for research experimentation, education, and industry cybersecurity training. (2) Demonstration of real cyber attack-defense scenarios, such as Ukraine 2015 and 2016 attacks and suitable mitigations. (3) Demonstration of advanced wide-area protection and control applications, such as oscillation monitoring and control, automatic generation control, and remedial action schemes.

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Visible to the public Foundations for Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems

The increasing set of functionalities, network interoperability, and system design complexity have introduced security vulnerabilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS). As recently demonstrated, a remote attacker can disrupt the operation of a car to either disable the vehicle or hijack it. High-profile security incidents in other CPS domains include a large-scale attack on Ukraine's power-grid and the StuxNet attack on an industrial system, while the RQ-170 Sentinel drone capture has shown that even safety-critical military CPS can be compromised.

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Visible to the public CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Cyber-Physical Approaches to Advanced Manufacturing Security

This research assesses the threat of cyber-physical attacks to manufacturing systems that change the design of a physical part, elude quality control measures, and result in part failure. This goal is achieved through the development of: a cyber-physical attack taxonomy, framework to assess levels of cyber-physical vulnerability, models to detect and diagnose the presence of attacks in real-time, and side-channel detection techniques specific to manufacturing.

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Visible to the public CPS: Breakthrough: Securing Smart Grid by Understanding Communications Infrastructure Dependencies

Smart grid includes two interdependent infrastructures: power transmission and distribution network, and the supporting telecommunications network. Complex interactions among these infrastructures lead to new pathways for attack and failure propagation that are currently not well understood. This innovative project takes a holistic multilevel approach to understand and characterize the interdependencies between these two infrastructures, and devise mechanisms to enhance their robustness.