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Title: Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems

As you have seen from the previous chapters, cyber-physical systems (CPS) are broadly used across technology and industrial domains. While these systems enable process optimization and efficiency and allow previously impossible functionality, security and privacy are key concerns for their design, development, and operation. CPS have been key components utilized in some of the highest publicized security breaches over the last decade. In this chapter, we will look over the CPS described in the previous chapters from a security perspective. In this chapter, we explain classical information and physical security fundamentals in the context of CPS and contextualize them across application domains. We give examples where the interplay of functionality and diverse communication can introduce unexpected vulnerabilities and produce larger impacts. We will discuss how CPS security and privacy is inherently different from that of pure cyber or physical systems and what may be done to secure these systems, considering their emergent cyber-physical properties. Finally, we will discuss security and privacy implications of merging infrastructural and personal CPS. Our hope is to impart the knowledge of what CPS security and privacy are, why they are important, and explain existing processes and challenges.
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Related Information: Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, 1:129-141
H Song, DB Rawat, S Jeschke, and C Brecher; Academic Press, London, ZZ, United Kingdom.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
Cyber-physical systems; security; privacy