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Cyber-Physical Systems Security-Challenges and Research Ideas

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Executive Summary

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are at a crossroads. Typical CPSs with multi-loop control consisting of device controllers, plant-level distributed control, and system-wide SCADA components are pushed (see Figure 1 below) by market forces to: Connect many diverse (e.g., control and business) systems leading to an internetworked system of systems spanning wide geographic areas, Use off-the-shelf networks (sometimes involving public infrastructure like the Internet, and often shared) for communication, and general purpose computing hardware and software for information processing, and Empower end-users and customers with more information and control.

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