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Context Aware Security for Industrial Control Systems

Context Aware Security for cyber Physical Edge Resources for industrial control systems (CASPER)

Most common Industrial Control Systems (ICS) attack detection approaches are based on Network Traffic Analysis (NTA). NTA is the process of intercepting, recording and analysing network traffic communication patterns in order to detect and respond to security threats. While we acknowledge the merit of NTA, more sophisticated cyber-attacks may require novel detection solutions. To address this challenge, we propose CASPER (Context-Aware Security for cyber-Physical Edge Resources). If an attacker intends to overheat a system, they could alter the fan behaviour (e.g., speed). At the same time, the attacker may also maliciously control the relevant temperature sensors to prevent the reporting of increased temperatures back to the control system, which leads to overheating.





Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation that stood as the world's second biggest aerospace and defence company. Airbus Airbus is an industry leader in Industrial Control Systems.


PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity is a consortium of eleven leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Government Communications Headquarters, commonly known as GCHQ, is an intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom.