Cyber-physical systems security (2019/2020)

Course code
cod wi: DT000075
Name of lecturer
Massimo Merro
Coordinator
Massimo Merro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 19/20 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2019 al Sep 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to investigate the peculiar vulnerabilities of cyber-physical systems and the cyber-physical attacks that can exploit them.

Syllabus

1. A Cyber-Physical World
Basic Concepts and Definitions of a Cyber-Physical World
Defining Cyber-Physical Attacks

2. A History of Cyber-Physical Security Incidents

3. Cyber-Physical Attacks on Implants and Vehicles
Implantable Medical Devices
Vehicles

4. Cyber-Physical Attacks on Industrial Control Systems
SCADA
Stuxnet: A Milestone in Industrial Control System Security
The Electric Grid

5. Cyber-Physical Attack Steps
Preliminary Research and Reconnaissance
Vulnerability Discovery
Intrusion
Attack Delivery
Antiforensics

6. Protection Mechanisms and Secure Design Principles
Protection Mechanisms
Secure Design Principles

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
George Loukas Cyber-Physical Attacks (Edizione 1) Elsevier 2015 978-0-12-801290-1

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination and little project.