Cyber-Physical System and Internet of Things Security: An Overview

Thomas Ulz, Sarah Haas, Christian Steger

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An increase of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks launched by botnets such as Mirai has raised public awareness regarding potential security weaknesses in the Internet of Things (IoT). Devices are an attractive target for attackers because of their large number and due to most devices being online
24/7. In addition, many traditional security mechanisms are not applicable for resource constraint IoT devices. The importance of security for cyber-physical systems (CPS) is even higher, as most systems process confidential data or control a physical process that could be harmed by attackers. While industrial
IoT is a hot topic in research, not much focus is put on ensuring information security. Therefore, this paper intends to give an overview of current research regarding the security of data in industrial CPS. In contrast to other surveys, this work will provide an overview of the big CPS security picture and not focus on special aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolutions for Cyber-Physical Systems Ubiquity
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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