Cyber-Physical System Forensics for Cross-Domain Attack Analysis

Apr 29

Friday, April 29, 2016

11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Teer 115


Mohammad Al Faruque, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Irvine

A Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is a cross-domain system integrating sub-systems from multiple domains connected through communication networks. Today, CPSs can be found in security-sensitive areas such as aerospace, automotive, energy, healthcare, manufacturing transportation, entertainment, and consumer appliances. ". In the first part of this talk, I will be presenting our recent work on additive manufacturing systems (3D-printers), where we have demonstrated the vulnerability of a 3D-printer to confidentiality attacks. An additive manufacturing system is attacked through observable acoustic analog emissions in this work. See recent articles at Science ( and at ACM Communications ( about our work. In the second half of the talk, I will discuss the bright side of the tight integration between cyber and physical domains, which may bring about the potential of physics-centric defense mechanisms to shield CPS against attackers. I will present how my group has achieved physical-layer security for V2X communication for an automotive cyber-physical system.


Naseree, Alexandra