SAFSEC-CPS -- Securing the safety of autonomous cyber-physical systems

Status:

active

Start date:

2017-09-01

End date:

2019-08-31

Traditionally closed systems are becoming more open towards the new technological advances including modern communication infrastructures, and cloud services. Systems are no longer observed as separated units, but as a part of larger and cooperating systems. These systems make us one step closer to fully autonomous and cooperative systems that are expected to increase the production efficiency and to decrease (potentially completely replace) human effort in harmful environments. In such systems is expected to be able to gather all information needed for the normal functioning throughout the provided communication services, as well as to provide the response whenever it is required.

In order to make this happen, we need to make sure that critical properties such as safety and security are guaranteed. Since the systems we are interested in becoming open, cooperative and autonomous, it is not sufficient anymore to analyze and guarantee these properties independently. We have to be able to address safety and security within a joint effort, since they might mutually enhance, or undermine.

The objective of this project is to explore the nature of interdependencies between safety and security properties in complex autonomous cyber physical systems. This would provide us with knowledge needed to propose new approaches for joint safety and security analysis, in order to enable risk reduction. Based on these findings we plan to develop a new methodology that will guide us throughout the process of identification of safety and security risks, their analysis, and risk reduction in a systematic way.

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Incorporating Attacks Modeling into Safety Process (Sep 2018)
Amer Surkovic, Dzana Hanic, Elena Lisova, Aida Causevic, Kristina Lundqvist, David Wenslandt , Carl Falk
6th International Workshop on Assurance Cases for Software-intensive Systems (ASSURE 2018)

A Systematic Way to Incorporate Security in Safety Analysis (Jun 2018)
Elena Lisova, Aida Causevic, Kaj Hänninen, Henrik Thane, Hans Hansson
3rd Workshop on Security and Dependability of Critical Embedded Real-Time Systems (CERTS'18)

Towards Attack Models in Autonomous Systems of Systems (May 2018)
Amer Surkovic, Dzana Hanic, Elena Lisova, Aida Causevic, David Wenslandt , Carl Falk
System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE 2018)

Clock Synchronization Considerations in Security Informed Safety Assurance of Autonomous Systems of Systems (Oct 2017)
Elena Lisova, Aida Causevic, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Mats Björkman
43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017)

A Risk and Threat Assessment Approaches Overview in Autonomous Systems of Systems (Oct 2017)
Aida Causevic
The 26th International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies (ICAT2017)

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Aida Causevic, Senior Lecturer

Email: aida.causevic@mdh.se
Room: U1-069A
Phone: +46 21 101613