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A hierarchical security architecture for cyber-physical systems

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3 Author(s)
Quanyan Zhu ; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1308 West Main St., Urbana, 61801, USA ; Craig Rieger ; Tamer Başar

Security of control systems is becoming a pivotal concern in critical national infrastructures such as the power grid and nuclear plants. In this paper, we adopt a hierarchical viewpoint to these security issues, addressing security concerns at each level and emphasizing a holistic cross-layer philosophy for developing security solutions. We propose a bottom-up framework that establishes a model from the physical and control levels to the supervisory level, incorporating concerns from network and communication levels. We show that the game-theoretical approach can yield cross-layer security strategy solutions to the cyber-physical systems.

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Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS), 2011 4th International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

9-11 Aug. 2011