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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 EDT
Ends: April 24, 2012 - 04:30 PM EDT

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