Visible to the public CPS Week Tutorial on Resilient Control Systems


CPS Week Tutorial on Resilient Control Systems

Resilient control systems refer to ones that maintain the state awareness of threats and anomalies and assure an accepted level of operational normalcy in response to disturbances, including threats of an unexpected and malicious nature such as natural disasters, human errors, and device malfunctions. Traditional concepts of robustness, reliability and defense need to be broadened to include the consideration of cyber and physical security and threats stemming from malicious behavior. Research on resilient control systems is a multidisciplinary one which has commonalities with computer science, engineering, and social sciences. This tutorial aims at introducing this emerging topic to a larger audience and facilitating collaboration between people in different fields. This tutorial provides an overview of cyber security issues related to software vulnerabilities and human factors in control systems, and surveys the methods for assessing the security and resilience of control systems, found in the literature as well as in practice. The tutorial is organized into three modules. Each speaker addresses one aspect of resilient control systems. Module 1 of the tutorial provides a general overview on the foundation and applications of resilient control systems, which focuses on the security interplay between cyber and physical layers of critical infrastructures. Module 2 discusses the human factor of cyber security in control systems and addresses human decision-making and human vulnerabilities as an intrinsic part of each system’s security posture. Module 3 discusses quantitative metrics assessing the resilience and security of control systems, and provides analytical and design methods and tools for resilient control systems.

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Beijing, China