CPS Security Forum

Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) play an important role in critical infrastructure, as well as our daily lives. The domain of IoT has experienced a dramatic evolution thanks to a decrease in cost and increase in the impact of sensors, platforms and networks. As noted by a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security report, “whether referencing the forward-collision prevention capability of an intelligent vehicle, a medical device’s ability to adapt to circumstances in real-time or the latest IoT innovations, these systems are a source of competitive advantage in today’s innovation economy.” At the same time, CPS and IoT escalate cybersecurity risks and attack surfaces. The consequences of malicious attacks on CPS could result in a severe impact on economy, human lives and the environment. Therefore, coordinated efforts are needed to improve security for CPS and IoT.

The main goals of organizing the CPS Security Forums are to: (1) increase awareness of the underlying challenges and opportunities; (2) bring together experts from academia, industry and government agencies (and federal research labs) working on various aspects of CPS security in different domains, e.g., transportation, manufacturing, power generation and transmission, healthcare and agriculture. The forum consists of a monthly technical talk held online, as well as an annual workshop (to be held in person) centered around security and resilience of next generation CPS. The talks will be free to attend and broadcast in YouTube.

The CPS Forum will be inaugurated by the talk delivered by Prof. John A. Stankovic, BP America Professor and Director of the Link Lab at the University of Virginia. For a detailed schedule of the talks, please visit here.

For additional information, contact Prof. Javad Mohammadpour Velni (javadm@uga.edu) or Prof. WenZhan Song (wsong@uga.edu).