Visible to the public SoS Musings #30 - Improving Cybersecurity for Aviation

SoS Musings #30
Improving Cybersecurity for Aviation


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

Factories, chemical plants, automobiles, and aircraft have come to be described today as cyber-physical systems of systems--distinct systems connected to form a larger and more complex system. For many such systems, correct operation is critical to safety, making their security of paramount importance. Unfortunately, because of their heterogeneous nature and special purpose, it is very difficult to determine whether a malicious attacker can make them behave in a manner that causes harm. This type of security analysis is an essential step in building and certifying secure systems.