Transition of System-Aware Technology into Practice (Task 1) and Mission-Level Cybersecurity and Solution & the Selection of Decision Support Tools (Task 2)
Report Number: SERC-2016-TR-156
Publication Date: 2016-10-03
Project: Security Engineering – Design Patterns and Operational Concepts
Dr. Cody Fleming
The UVa-led RT-156 research effort focused on advancing solutions that serve the following high-level research objectives:
- Development of an added layer of security to provide resilience capabilities for the most critical physical system functions
- Development of a monitor (Sentinel) that can discover illogical system behavior and, upon detection, reconfigure so as to provide desired resilience
- Provide resilience opportunities by building on cybersecurity, fault tolerant and automatic control system technologies
- Achieve economy through monitoring and reconfiguring accomplished via a highly secured Sentinel—typically with many more security features than the system being protected can economically employ
- Address not only network-based attacks, but also insider and supply chain attacks
- Implement reusable design patterns to enable more economical solution development
- Development of risk-based support tools involving perspectives of both defenders and attackers that can provide decision support regarding which system functions to protect.
The UVa work fell into two major categories-- identified in the SOW and in the text below as ‘Task 1’
and ‘Task 2’. Task 1 involved developing protective technologies for a US Army vehicle weapon
system that is under development and Task 2 involved Decision Support tools as defined in the Technical Report.