Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2013

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Panel: Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems: A Government Perspective

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
10:30 - 12:00

DH Holmes B

Moderator: Hassan Takabi, University of Pittsburgh

Panelists (listed alphabetically):


The "Internet of things" will redefine the critical challenges of cybersecurity through the introduction, on an unprecedented scale, of cyber-physical systems.

"Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the synergy of computational and physical components. Emerging CPS will be coordinated, distributed, and connected, and must be robust and responsive. The CPS of tomorrow will need to far exceed the systems of today in capability, adaptability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability. [...] CPS will transform the way people interact with engineered systems, just as the Internet transformed the way people interact with information. However, these goals cannot be achieved without rigorous systems engineering." (US National Science Foundation)

This panel kicks off ACSAC's technical exchange on cybersecurity for CPS with a look at major US government initiatives. Topics include the tension between fundamental and sector-specific applied research, research gaps and vision, and current and emerging funding opportunities.


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