Visible to the public Synergic Security for Smart Water Networks: Redundancy, Diversity, and Hardening

TitleSynergic Security for Smart Water Networks: Redundancy, Diversity, and Hardening
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLaszka, Aron, Abbas, Waseem, Vorobeychik, Yevgeniy, Koutsoukos, Xenofon
Conference NameProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-4975-8
KeywordsComputing Theory, cps privacy, cyber-physical attacks, Cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, diversity, Hardening, pubcrawl, Redundancy, resilience, smart water networks

Smart water networks can provide great benefits to our society in terms of efficiency and sustainability. However, smart capabilities and connectivity also expose these systems to a wide range of cyber attacks, which enable cyber-terrorists and hostile nation states to mount cyber-physical attacks. Cyber-physical attacks against critical infrastructure, such as water treatment and distribution systems, pose a serious threat to public safety and health. Consequently, it is imperative that we improve the resilience of smart water networks. We consider three approaches for improving resilience: redundancy, diversity, and hardening. Even though each one of these "canonical" approaches has been throughly studied in prior work, a unified theory on how to combine them in the most efficient way has not yet been established. In this paper, we address this problem by studying the synergy of these approaches in the context of protecting smart water networks from cyber-physical contamination attacks.

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