Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems

On April 23 and 24, 2012, the NIST ITL Computer Security Division will host a two-day workshop about the cyber security needed for cyber-physical systems (CPSs), with a focus on results of research and real-world deployment experiences. The first day will have speakers that address CPSs across multiple sectors of industry (e.g., automotive, aviation, healthcare). The second day will focus on cyber security needs of CPSs in the electric Smart Grid. Abstracts and slide sets from presenters will be published in a NIST Interagency Report as proceedings of the conference.

Goals of the conference:

  • To look at recent (2 – 3 years) research results and deployment experiences that have occurred in cyber-physical areas across multiple industries. (e.g., healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, electric Smart Grid)
    • To determine if there are security requirements that are unique to CPSs as opposed to strictly cyber or physical systems.
Selected Presentations
April 24, 2012 Type
Challenges in Critical Infrastructure Security
Corrado Leita - Symantec Research Labs

Cyber-Physical Systems Security for the Smart Grid
Alvaro Cárdenas - Fujitsu Laboratories

Ricardo Moreno - Universidad de los Andes

False Data Injection Attacks in Smart Grid: Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Wei Yu - Towson University

State Estimation and Contingency Analysis of the Power Grid in a Cyber-Adversarial Environment
Robin Berthier - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Rakesh Bobba - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matt Davis - PowerWorld Corporation

Kate Rogers - PowerWorld Corporation

Saman Zonouz - University of Miami

Understanding the Role of Automated Response Actions to Improve AMI Resiliency
Ahmed Fawaz - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Robin Berthier - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Bill Sanders - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Partha Pal - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

April 23, 2012 Type
Application of Dynamic System Models and State Estimation Technology to the Cyber Security of Physical Systems
Kate Pierce - University of Virginia

Barry Horowitz - University of Virginia

Automotive and Industrial Data Security
André Weimerskirch - escrypt Inc. – Embedded Security

Challenges of Cybersecurity Research in a Multi-user Cyber-Physical Testbed
Thomas Edgar - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Thomas Carroll - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

David Manz - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Implantable Medical Devices - Cyber Risks and Mitigation Approaches
Dr. Sarbari Gupta - Electrosoft

Opening Remarks: Cybersecurity in Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop
George Arnold - NIST

Secure Smart Systems: A Global Imperative
Farnam Jahanian - National Science Foundation

Security Challenges and Requirements for Control Systems in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Sector
Malek Salem - Accenture Technology Labs


Event Details

Starts: April 23, 2012 - 08:30 AM EST
Ends: April 24, 2012 - 04:30 PM EST

Format: In-person Type: Workshop


Attendance Type: Open to public,Open to members
Audience Type: Industry,Government


Gaithersburg, MD

Created January 09, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020