Seminar title: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems_ Prof. Walter Lucia

Published September 11, 2023 - 08:15

A cyber-physical system (CPS) is a system of collaborating computational elements controlling physical entities via one or more communication channels. The advent of CPSs is considered a revolution in the industry’s modern history, and CPSs are anticipated to have a rapid diffusion in safety-critical domains such as intelligent transportation systems, energy distribution, and Industry 4.0. These systems exhibit stringent real-time and safety requirements, and system disruptions caused by cyber-attacks or physical failure can lead to catastrophic consequences. Therefore, for the safe deployment of CPSs in our society, there is an impellent need to develop proactive and reactive mechanisms capable of guaranteeing the security and resilience of CPSs against any adverse circumstances. This short course aims to introduce students to the timely and interdisciplinary field of CPSs, focusing on these systems' cyber-security and privacy challenges. In the first part of the course, by resorting to some practical examples, students will learn how to formally describe CPSs as networked control systems and how to characterize and analyze the classes of network attacks that can compromise the security and privacy of CPSs. In the second part, state-of-the-art solutions for detecting and mitigating cyber-attacks are presented, and the emerging topic of cloud-based encrypted control systems is introduced. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of CPSs. The necessary basic background notions of control systems and cybersecurity will be briefly reviewed.

seminar room - 5th floor, cube 42C

September 19, 2023 (10:00-13:00)

September 20, 2023 (10:00-13:00)

September 21, 2023 (10:00-12:00)


Prof. Walter Lucia