Securing Cyber Physical Systems from Cyber Attacks
Reference persons PAOLO ERNESTO PRINETTO
External reference persons Enrico MERCADANTE (Cisco, USA)
Giuseppe AIRO’ FARULLA (PostDoc, Politecnico di Torino)
Research Groups GR-21 - TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL THESIS
Both advanced and modern ICSs and complex Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) are very often used within Domestic Critical Infrastructures to control and monitor their underlying infrastructure (Cyber Physical Systems - CPSs).
Securing CPSs from Cyber Attacks is a real challenge, since in most cases they have not been designed with security in mind. In addition, they more and more often use commercial off-the-shelf devices, open applications, and operating systems, and are widely connected to the Internet.
The proposal targets Water Supply Systems (WSSs) and aims at securing them from Cyber Attacks.
This Thesis aims at experimentally assess accurate models of real WSSs, directly provided by Public Utilities managing them in several Italian cities, and to design and develop strategies to attack and secure a real small-scale WSS, provided within a Cyber-Range for the security evaluation of IoT devices and CPSs.
Teams of White Hackers will be involved in the experimental evaluations.
The entire activity will rely on a strong collaboration with:
• CINI Cybersecurity National Lab
• CISCO Corporate
• Univ of Virginia VA (USA).
During this thesis, the candidate will acquire an in-depth know-how on the state-of-the-art technologies, frameworks and methodologies of domestic infrastructures (e.g., water supply chain) and their components, on SCADA systems, and on cybersecurity in general.
The thesis activities will be carried out in collaboration with:
- CISCO CORPORATE (USA)
- Univ of Virginia VA (USA)
- CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory.
Required skills Programming Languages: C/C++, Java
Notes Number of required Students: 1 or more
Deadline 28/12/2018 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA