Resilient Interconnection in Cyber-Physical Control Systems

TitleResilient Interconnection in Cyber-Physical Control Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsC. Alcaraz, J. Lopez, and K-K. Raymond Choo
JournalComputers & Security
Date Published11/2017
ISSN Number0167-4048

Secure interconnection between multiple cyber-physical systems has become a fundamental requirement in many critical infrastructures, where security may be centralized in a few nodes of the system. These nodes could, for example, have the mission of addressing the authorization services required for access in highlyrestricted remote substations. For this reason, the main aim of this paper is to unify all these features, together with the resilience measures so as to provide control at all times under a limited access in the field and avoid congestion. Concretely, we present here an optimal reachability-based restoration approach, capable of restoring the structural control in linear times taking into account: structural controllability, the supernode theory, the good practices of the IEC-62351 standard and the contextual conditions. For context management, a new attribute is specified to provide a more complete authorization service based on a practical policy, role and attribute-based access control (PBAC + RBAC + ABAC). To validate the approach, two case studies are also discussed under two strategic adversarial models.

Citation KeyAlcaraz:2017:COSE

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