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Cyber Physical System Vulnerability Research

Title: Cyber Physical System Vulnerability Research.
Name(s): Redwood, William Owen, author
Burmester, Mike, professor directing dissertation
Yu, Ming, university representative
Liu, Xiuwen, committee member
Haiduc, Sonia, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Computer Science, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (96 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation presents contributions to several problems relevant to cyber physical system (CPS) vulnerability research. Cyber physical systems encompass any computational systems that interact with physical processes, encompassing critical infrastructure networks, industrial control system networks, SCADA networks, and more. Vulnerability research encompasses three main areas of cybersecurity: finding new vulnerabilities, exploit development, and exploit mitigation. This work primarily focuses on exploit mitigation, and ethically utilizes the other factors for conclusive validation of the research contributions. Contributions in this work span problems in, but not limited to dynamic trust management; vulnerability research education; CPS situational awareness and threat intelligence; CPS physics impact analysis; embedded CPS malware analysis; and finally embedded CPS forensics. Notable contributions include the acclaimed Offensive Computer Security open courseware, the introduction of physics-based-intrusion-detection for cyber physical systems, novel threat intelligence and situational awareness framework for CPS, and novel embedded CPS virtualization and simulated physics integration methodology for dynamic analysis and physics analysis for embedded CPS. The contribution results have been peer reviewed and published, and the list of publications generated during the doctorate research is listed in the Biographical Sketch. All of these areas and contributions are critically relevant to critical infrastructure and industrial control systems.
Identifier: FSU_2016SP_Redwood_fsu_0071E_13190 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Computer Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: April 8, 2015.
Keywords: critical infrastructure, embedded system virtualization, forensics, physics based intrusion detection, physics simulation, Vulnerability research
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Mike Burmester, Professor Directing Dissertation; Ming Yu, University Representative; Xiuwen Liu, Committee Member; Sonia Haiduc, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Computer science
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Owner Institution: FSU

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