A Cyber-Physical Approach to Securing Urban Transportation Systems

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PIJianying Zhou Funding Source:  NRF
Co PIDavid Yau, Huaqun Guo (I2R), Yih-Chun Hu (UIUC), Douglas L. JONES (ADSC), David Nicol (UIUC), William Sanders (UIUC), Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (UIUC) Start Date:  1 January, 2015
Research Areas:  Cyber Security End Date:  31 December, 2018
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In this project, we will build high-fidelity security models to capture the potential propagation of attacks through both the cyber and physical domains, with deep involvement of humans. These models will inform the design of our holistic and practical security measures, including:

  1. effective defence mechanisms for legacy systems;
  2. persistent access control schemes;
  3. secure communication designs that ensure timeliness and availability; and
  4. adaptive strategies to mitigate attacks.

We will use a real-world urban transportation system – SMRT’s integrated supervisory control system – to inform and validate our research. Our outcome will make fundamental breakthroughs in cybersecurity research, while safeguarding the urban transportation systems in Singapore and beyond.