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Cyber Physical Systems Workshop

Cyber physical systems (CPS) are orchestrations of computers, machines, and people working together to achieve goals using computation, communications and control (CCC) technologies.

Sometimes referred to as the “next generation” computer system, cyber physical systems is a category of embedded system that uses smart computation techniques associated with physical world and computational units.

The CPS can interact with the real-world systems by means of computation, communication and controls. The interaction of computational and physical units leads to advanced implementations of Internet of Things (IoT).

IoT and CPS are designed to support real time applications which can manage many environmental datasets. In other words, CPS is a combination of digital controls and the physical environment.

The advances in the interconnected capabilities of CPSs affect virtually every engineered system and will enable adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability in future CPSs that will far exceed the systems of today.

CPS, intended as the integration of cyber and physical parts, is not a new concept, but is now increasingly manifesting itself in terms of larger scale integrated systems that provide unprecedented opportunities for innovation.

The term CPS was coined only in 2006 by Helen Gill of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the CCC core technologies of CPS have had a rich and long history. Major milestones for CPS include control theory in 1868, wireless telegraphy in 1903, cybernetics feedback in 1948, embedded systems in 1961, software engineering in 1968, and ubiquitous computing in 1988.

CPSs have risen from the field of embedded systems to the realm of digital ecosystems and are becoming increasingly intelligent as a result of analytics and machine-learning capabilities being readily available in the cloud and accessible over networks.

Over the past two decades, the number of cyber components has grown gradually to the point where CPSs are now software-intensive systems with more and more integrated computing hardware and computational algorithms. In fact, software now dominates cyber physical systems in all aspects of connecting cyber worlds and physical ones. It does this by orchestrating CCC technologies in applications of CPS.

From the perspective of systems engineers, CPS is an engineering discipline focused on technology, with a strong foundation in mathematical abstractions. The key technical challenge is to conjoin abstractions that have evolved over centuries for modeling physical processes such as differential equations, stochastic processes, etc., with abstractions that have evolved over decades in computer science.

Occasionally, confusion exists over the difference between CPS and the Internet of Things (IoT). Cyber physical systems and Internet of Things are complementary paradigms because both aim at integrating digital capabilities, including connectivity with physical devices and systems. Moreover, CPS and IoT include interacting logical, physical, and human components by integrating logic and physics.

However, there are some differences. For example, IoT makes more emphasis on connecting “things” toward connecting “everything” whereas CPS put more attention on integrating computation, networking and physical systems.

Cyber Physical Systems Workshop Course by Tonex

Cyber Physical Systems Workshop, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), a 3-day workshop on Cyber Physical Systems Security and PrivaCy (CPS-SPC), aims to be the premier workshop  on security of Cyber-Physical Systems such as medical devices, manufacturing and
industrial control, SCADA, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and smart cities. The 3-day workshop tackles security and privacy issues in Cyber Physical Systems.

Workshop Objectives

Attacks infiltrating the integrity of industrial control systems, SCADA, smart grids, autonomous systems, vehicular control systems and medical devices are the key element in securing cyber physical systems.

Participants will learn about the role of principled security-aware design and analysis in the development of both embedded systems and modern engineering systems such as the Smart grid as well as in future systems that use advanced AI and machine learning in safety-critical settings such as autonomous driving.

The goal of this workshop is to cover the security principles, threats, vulnerabilities and mitigation in cyber physical systems.

Topics of interest will include:

  • Overview of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • CPS domains and security
  • Cyber attacks over Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • CPS cyber issues
  • Data and test beds in security for CPS methods
  • Success and failures in designing for resiliency
  • Identify CPS tools and techniques
  • Metrics for CPS security

Topics Covered

Overview of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) History and Definitions
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cyber Physical Systems vs. Embedded Systems
  • Applications and systems
  • “Smart” Anything (e.g., Cars, Buildings, Homes, Cities, Manufacturing, Hospitals, Appliances)
  • Advances in personalized health care, autonomous driving, emergency response, traffic flow management, smart city, smart grid and electric power generation and delivery
  • Interacting digital, analog, physical, and human components engineered
  • Integrated physics and logic
  • Integration of computation, networking and physical processes
  • Integrating digital capabilities
  • Network connectivity
  • Physical devices and systems
  • CPS/IoT design, operation, and assurance
  • Systems engineering analysis and design
  • Interactions of logical, physical, and human components
  • Integrated logic and physics

Foundations for Integration of Cyber Physical Systems and Models

  • Component-based technologies
  • Accelerated design and verifiable system integration
  • Systems of systems (SoS) and SoS engineering (SoSE)
  • Interoperability of heterogeneous systems
  • Enabling technologies for future Cyber Physical Systems
  • Implantable regulatory devices
  • Networked devices such as biosensors, telesurgery, and robotic surgery
  • Distributed Control & Sensing of Networked Device Systems
  • Device Plug-and-Play Ecosystems
  • Requirements and emerging standards for supporting interoperability
  • Data recording, device authorization, and data security
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Embedded, Real Time, Networked System Infrastructures
  • Architecture, platform, middleware and resource management
  • QoS (Quality of Service)
  • Security engineering

Overview of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Domains and Security Challenges 

  • Embedded systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
  • SCADA Systems
  • Smart Grid System
  • Smart City
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Automotive and Transportation Systems
  • Medical applications
  • Cyber Physical Systems security challenges.
  • Information Technology (IT) cyber security tools
  • CPS scenarios and complex cyber physical attacks
  • Security detection methodologies developed specifically for the IT world
  • Prevention, detection, and mitigation of cyberattacks
  • Physical and cyber layers of a system
  • Approaches to securing CPS

Cyber Threat Vectors and Attacks over Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

  • CPS vulnerabilities, threats, threat vectors based on CPS domains
  • Embedded systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
  • SCADA Systems
  • Smart Grid System
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Automotive and Transportation Systems
  • Medical applications
  • Cyber Physical Systems security challenges.
  • Information Technology (IT) cyber security tools
  • CPS scenarios and complex cyber physical attacks
  • Security detection methodologies developed specifically for the IT world
  • Prevention, detection, and mitigation of cyberattacks
  • Physical and cyber layers of a system
  • Approaches to securing CPS
  • Techniques adopted in the physical domain and in the cyber space

Techniques Adopted in the Physical Domain and in the Cyber Space

  • Secure Cyber Physical Systems architectures
  • Access control and management for CPS
  • Anonymization in CPS
  • Authentication mechanisms for CPS
  • Availability, recovery and auditing for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Intrusion detection for CPS
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Physical layer security
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) threat vectors and models
  • Data security and privacy for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Digital forensics for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Distributed secure solutions for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Secure protocol design in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Security key management in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Security of CPS in aerospace and defense systems
  • Security of CPS in automotive systems
  • Security of CPS in civil engineering systems/devices
  • Security of CPS in medical devices/systems
  • Security of embedded systems
  • Security of industrial control systems
  • Security of Internet of Things
  • Vulnerability analysis of CPS
  • Big Data Techniques
  • Blockchains and cyber resilience

 

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