Tackling cybersecurity in critical robotic infrastructures and platforms
Reference persons PAOLO ERNESTO PRINETTO
External reference persons Enrico MERCADANTE (Cisco Corporate, USA)
Homa ALEMZADEH (Univ. of Virginia, USA)
Giuseppe AIRO’ FARULLA (PostDoc, Politecnico di Torino)
Research Groups GR-21 - TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL THESIS
The first proven hijacking of a medical telerobot raises important questions over the security of remote surgery and rehabilitation. We expect robotic platforms to be everyday more spread in mission-critical tasks since they pose noticeable advantages; this however will also cause the creation of more complex cyberattacks that must be efficiently detected and prevented at a maximum extent.
Aim of the Thesis is to:
1) identify a set of possible attacks
2) propose countermeasures and protection mechanisms to secure robotic infrastructures and platforms
3) propose an intrinsically secure framework for remote manipulation and control of robots
4) experimentally prove the quality of the proposed solutions on real medical and rehabilitative robot environments.
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 on remote control of robotic infrastructures and platforms, on telesurgery and telerehabilitation, 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