Cyber-Physical & IoT Security
Lying at the intersection of engineering and computer science, cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems built from, and dependent upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components.
“CPS technologies are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems, just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with information. New, smart CPS drive innovation and competition in a range of application domains including agriculture, aeronautics, building design, civil infrastructure, energy, environmental quality, healthcare and personalized medicine, manufacturing, and transportation. Moreover, the integration of artificial intelligence with CPS creates new research opportunities with major societal implications.” National Science Foundation
It is estimated that there will be 30 billion IoT devices by 2020. The global market value of IoT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020. At the same time, advances in CPSs and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) introduce new safety and security threats that require thought leadership to mitigate.
UCI students and faculty are active in cyber-physical systems and IoT security research, including product design, standards development, and the socio-economic impacts of these technologies. With the rapid trend towards direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, the potential positive impact of this research is substantial.
Below are several examples of IoT and CPS researchers, and research completed and underway, at UCI today.
Selected Research & Publications
N. Asokan, Thomas Nyman, Norrathep Rattanavipanon, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Gene Tsudik:
ASSURED: Architecture for Secure Software Update of Realistic Embedded Devices.IEEE Trans. on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems 37(11): 2290-2300 (2018)
Tigist Abera, N. Asokan, Lucas Davi, Jan-Erik Ekberg, Thomas Nyman, Andrew Paverd, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Gene Tsudik:
C-FLAT: Control-Flow Attestation for Embedded Systems Software.ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2016: 743-754
Sameera Ghayyur, Yan Chen, Roberto Yus, Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Michael Hay, Gerome Miklau, Sharad Mehrotra:
IoT-Detective: Analyzing IoT Data Under Differential Privacy. SIGMOD Conference 2018: 1725-1728