Visible to the public Security of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: Challenges and Some Promising Approaches

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Security of Networked CPS

John S. Baras, University of Maryland

Networked cyber-physical systems are becoming ubiquitous. Aircraft, automobiles, and other transportation systems are one example. This proliferation is generating new ideas about security, such as the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and smarter smart cards. With much at stake, since there are huge commercial markets in this realm, the speaker cautions wariness in the "fusion" of evidence; more granularity may suggest different problems.

Security, resilience, and safety must be linked together. Scalability will derive from compositionality--the ability to develop security and resilience from parts and subassemblies whose security and resilience are already know and which are then linked into networked systems.

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