CyPhy – Security of Cyber-physical systems

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This research line focuses on studying attacks, as well as developing novel defenses, for cyber-physical systems, i.e., computer-driven systems characterized by their tight interaction with the physical world.

Some of the classes of systems we are studying are:

  • Automotive systems: development of novel attacks and defenses for automotive networks. For instance, we recently developed a novel DoS attack that exploits weaknesses in the CANbus link layer.
  • Industrial Robots: developing novel attacks and understanding their impact on real-world industrial robots used, for instance, in the manufacturing industry.
  • Industrial Control Systems: threat analysis and development of defenses for cyber-physical systems used to control industrial processes.