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CS 557 - Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Design

Course Description: 

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computation and physical components. CPS can form a unifying modeling framework for many different scientific and engineering problems. Examples include, but are not limited to, internet of things (IoT), building design, civil infrastructure, energy, healthcare and personalized medicine, manufacturing, and transportation. This course will teach various topics in cyber-physical systems security. The goal is to expose students to fundamental security principles specific to cyber-physical systems and to apply them to a broad range of current and future security challenges. Students will work with various tools and techniques used by hackers to compromise computer systems or otherwise interfere with normal operations. Students will undertake a semester-long research project with the goal of technical publications. Lecture topics will include, but not limited to: 1. Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems 2. Control Systems and Operations 3. Cyber-Physical System Security History and Threats 4. Cyber-Physical System Design and Architecture 5. Critical infrastructure protection (e.g., Power Systems) 6. Security in Cyber-Physical Systems 7. Cyber-Resilience in Cyber-Physical Systems 8. Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems




[(CS 450 with min. grade of C) OR (CS 455 with min. grade of C) OR (CS 458 with min. grade of C)]