• Robotic and Real-time Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering Amirkabir University
• 5th Industry Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering Amirkabir University
• Technology and Innovation Development Center
• IEEE Iran Section
• Prof. Heidar Ali Talebi (Professor)
• Dr. Iman Sharifi (Assistant Professor)
• Dr. Hamid Reza Baghaei (Associate Research Professor)
Resilient control, Cyber-security, Cyber-physical systems
In this Workshop, we start with the definition of cyber physical systems and their communication structures. Then, we do a comprehensive talk about cyber-security and cyber-attacks and the main steps in designing resilient and secure control strategies. Finally, the simulation and implementation of defense algorithms will be presented. The main agenda of the workshop is given as follows:
- What is Cyber-Security?
- Goal of Cyber-Attacks
- Classification of Attacks
- Attack Models and Different types of Attacks
- Attack detection strategies
- Designing Resilient control strategies
• Cyber-Security in power systems
- Importance of cyber security in power systems
- Internet of microgrids
- Data-driven management of microgrids
- Cyber resiliency aspects of microgrids
• Case study and paper presentation
- Resilient control strategy
- Simulation and implementation
In today world, the control of physical systems is no longer based on traditional methods and all of the processes can be connected and controlled by the communication links. These systems which are resulted from the integration and coordination of cyber and physical component are called cyber-Physical system (CPS). These systems have numerous applications in real-life and industries such as mobility and transportation, health care, smart homes and smart grids, to name a few.
Unfortunately, cyber physical systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Attacker can hijack the communication links and disrupt system performance.
In recent years, different type of attack has been proposed to damage cyber physical systems including: DoS, Replay, Zero dynamic and Covert attack. Each of these attacks needs access to specific communication links. Numerous cyber attacks has happened in recent years including: Stuxnet attack. These attacks cause lots of financial and human losses for example Stuxnet caused serious damage to Iran's nuclear infrastructure and delayed Iran's nuclear program for two years. Detecting cyber attacks is a challenging research area. One of the main challenges in this area is dealing with unknown attacks. Every day, attackers find new attacks. Hence, Defense strategies should be able to detect even attacks that has not happened yet. Moreover, Some of the cyber attacks cannot be detected by simply monitoring available signals. Therefore, Attacker can easily damage system without even be detected. To overcome these problems, various strategies to make control systems resilient to cyber attacks has been proposed including W-MSR and reputation algorithm. Usage of defense algorithms improve cyber security of the underlying CPS system. Nowadays different countries invest on finding proper defense strategies to prevent catastrophic effects of cyber attacks.
The audience of this workshop includes enthusiastic students and educated researchers in the field of cyber physical systems security, microgrid, autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things. Therefore, this workshop provides a rare opportunity to widen their knowledge by becoming familiar with the state-of-the-art algorithms in the field of cyber security for cyber physical systems.
This workshop can also be very helpful for graduate and PhD students. They can expand their horizons on the communication issues and present more practical thesis and projects.
Professors can also share their knowledge and experience in this field by attending this workshop. Finally, Q&A provides a good opportunity to solve the audience’s problems.
At Robotic and Real-time Lab of Electrical Engineering Department of Amirkabir University, we are pleased to cooperate with professional people, researchers and those students who are interested in doing research in this field and this workshop could be a great starting point for future collaborations!