Key Security Challenges and Threats to Cyber-Physical Systems and Their Applications

  • Raja W. Anwar Faculty of Computing, UTM, Malaysia
  • Anazida Zainal Faculty of Computing, UTM, Malaysia
  • Saleem Iqbal Department of Information Technology, PMAS-ARID Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Mahmood Bashir Department of Information Technology, PMAS-ARID Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Keywords: Cyber-physical systems, security, threats, IoT

Abstract

There is a rapid emergence in the field of future technologies and next generation networks (NGN) such as cyberphysical systems (CPS), which are equipped with embedded sensors for monitoring the physical phenomenon and process further for decision making. However, such systems are at constant threat due to inherent uncertainty, context-dependencies, and loss of data packets due to malicious attacks which are causing severe damage to networks. The security of transferred information among different components in cyber-physical systems is vulnerable to the attacks of adversaries who can hijack a physical node to steal all the information. Thus, ensuring the securit and early identification of attacks is crucial for cyber-physical systems security. In this paper, we highlight various kinds of security attacks and threats to cyber-physical systems which must be considered while designing a network based on a secure cyber-physical system along with its applications.

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Anwar, R., Zainal, A., Iqbal, S., & Bashir, M. (2018). Key Security Challenges and Threats to Cyber-Physical Systems and Their Applications. Quaid-E-Awam University Research Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah., 16(01), 31-35. Retrieved from http://publications.quest.edu.pk/ojs-3.1.1-4/index.php/qrj/article/view/43