Cyberphysical Security in Networked Control Systems: An Introduction to the Issue

TitleCyberphysical Security in Networked Control Systems: An Introduction to the Issue
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSandberg, H.., S.. Amin, and K.. H. Johansson
JournalIEEE Control Systems
Volume35
Pagination20-23
Date PublishedFeb
ISSN1066-033X
KeywordsComputer security, Control theory, game theory, Power system dynamics, Special issues and sections
Abstract

This special issue provides an introduction to cyberphysical security of networked control systems (NCSs) and summarizes recent progress in applying fundamentals of systems theory and decision sciences to this new and increasingly promising area. NCS applications range from large-scale industrial applications to critical infrastructures such as water, transportation, and electricity networks. The security of NCSs naturally depends on the integration of cyber and physical dynamics and on different ways in which they are affected by the actions of human decision makers. Thus, problems in this area lie at the intersection of control systems and computer security. The six articles that constitute this special issue approach cyberphysical security from a variety of perspectives, including control theory, optimization, and game theory. They cover a range of topics such as models of attack and defense, risk assessment, his special issue provides an introduction to cyberphysical security of networked control systems (NCSs) and summarizes recent progress in applying fundamentals of systems theory and decision sciences to this new and increasingly promising area. NCS applications range from large-scale industrial applications to critical infrastructures such as water, transportation, and electricity networks. The security of NCSs naturally depends on the integration of cyber and physical dynamics and on different ways in which they are affected by the actions of human decision makers. Thus, problems in this area lie at the intersection of control systems and computer security. The six articles that constitute this special issue approach cyberphysical security from a variety of perspectives, including control theory, optimization, and game theory. They cover a range of topics such as models of attack and defense, risk assessment,attack detection and identification, and secure control design.A common theme among these contributions is an emphasis on the development of a princi- led approach to cyberphysical security of NCS.

DOI10.1109/MCS.2014.2364708