Security and Trust for Networked Control and Sensor Systems

Security and Trust for Networked Control and Sensor Systems

Title : Security and Trust for Networked Control and Sensor Systems
Authors :
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 3rd International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2015
Date: September 17 - September 18, 2015

The tremendous explosion of wireless devices and services have created unprecedented advances and are impacting every aspect of life and work. However, many of these advances and resulting expanding markets are critically endangered by weaknesses in security, integrity and trust. We first describe several of these emerging systems and markets including aerospace, automotive, industrial control, factories, power grids and SCADA,  healthcare, e-commerce, e-payments, social networks over the Web. We then describe various physical layer (e.g. hardware and signal processing) techniques that can be successfully utilized to significantly strengthen the security of wireless devices and networked systems.  We argue for the need of a “trusted core” in wireless networks and for the allocation of part of the security functionality to the physical layer. We next turn into the subject of trust in networked systems and describe a new framework using multiple partially ordered semirings for analyzing reputation and trust dynamics and composite trust. Next we describe our work based on constrained coalitional games towards understanding the role of trust in collaboration and social networks. We describe several specific applications of these methods in securing distributed inference systems, SCADA sensor networks for power grids, wireless network routing protocols, LTE paging systems, wireless handheld devices for healthcare and e-payment systems. We close by describing the need for rigorous frameworks and theories for composable security and outline future research challenges and directions.