Security based design space exploration for CPS

Lukas Alexander Gressl, Christian Steger, Alexander Rech, Ralph Peter Weissnegger, Andreas Daniel Sinnhofer

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Security is vital for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). CPS have become important in the industry, as they are often used to process sensitive data. Hence, they are valuable targets for attackers. As they are subject to manifold constraints, such as performance, power dissipation, etc., and security measures always induce additional delay, energy consumption, etc., designing secure CPS is a complex task. To find an optimal solution considering these various constraints, a design space exploration (DSE) must be performed. In this paper, we present a framework, capable of considering security constraints described as attack scenarios and automatically selecting appropriate security measures and secure key placement. We show the framework's feasibility by designing a secure sensor system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2020
PublisherAssociation of Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368667
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6866-7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2020
EventThe 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing: SAC 2020 - Virtuell, Czech Republic
Duration: 30 Mar 20203 Apr 2020


ConferenceThe 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing
Abbreviated titleSAC 2020
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
Internet address


  • Cyber security
  • Design space exploration
  • Embedded system design
  • Industrial CPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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    Lukas Alexander Gressl (Speaker)

    30 Mar 20203 Apr 2020

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