Secure Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems

TitleSecure Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsC. Alcaraz, and J. Lopez
Book TitleSecurity Solutions and Applied Cryptography in Smart Grid Communications, IGI Global, USA
Publisher IGI Global
ISBN Number9781522518297
Keywordsauthentication, authorization, Control Access, Control systems, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, Interoperability, Secure Interconnection

Transparency in control transactions under a secure network architecture is a key topic that must be discussed when aspects related to interconnection between heterogeneous cyber-physical systems (CPSs) arise. The interconnection of these systems can be addressed through an enforcement policy system responsible for managing access control according to the contextual conditions. However, this architecture is not always adequate to ensure a rapid interoperability in extreme crisis situations, and can require an interconnection strategy that permits the timely authorized access from anywhere at any time. To do this, a set of interconnection strategies through the Internet must be studied to explore the ability of control entities to connect to the remote CPSs and expedite their operations, taking into account the context conditions. This research constitutes the contribution of this chapter, where a set of control requirements and interoperability properties are identified to discern the most suitable interconnection strategies.

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