Designed-in security for cyber-physical systems

Sean Peisert, Jonathan Margulies, David M. Nicol, Himanshu Khurana, Chris Sawall

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An expert from academia, one from a cyber-physical system (CPS) provider, and one from an end asset owner and user offer their different perspectives on the meaning and challenges of 'designed-in security.' The academic highlights foundational issues and talks about emerging technology that can help us design and implement secure software in CPSs. The vendor's view includes components of the academic view but emphasizes the secure system development process and the standards that the system must satisfy. The user issues a call to action and offers ideas that will ensure progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6924670
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2014


  • cyber-physical systems
  • designed-in security
  • security
  • smart-grid security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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