Security-aware Routing and Scheduling for Control Applications on Ethernet TSN Networks
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)
Today, it is common knowledge in the cyber-physical systems domain that the tight interaction between the cyber and physical elements provides the possibility of substantially improving the performance of these systems that is otherwise impossible. On the downside, however, this tight interaction with cyber elements makes it easier for an adversary to compromise the safety of the system. This becomes particularly important, since such systems typically are composed of several critical physical components, e.g., adaptive cruise control or engine control that allow deep intervention in the driving of a vehicle. As a result, it is important to ensure not only the reliability of such systems, e.g., in terms of schedulability and stability of control plants, but also resilience to adversarial attacks. In this article, we propose a security-aware methodology for routing and scheduling for control applications in Ethernet networks. The goal is to maximize the resilience of control applications within these networked control systems to malicious interference while guaranteeing the stability of all control plants, despite the stringent resource constraints in such cyber-physical systems. Our experimental evaluations demonstrate that careful optimization of available resources can significantly improve the resilience of these networked control systems to attacks.
[MASE19] Rouhollah Mahfouzi, Amir Aminifar, Soheil Samii, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng, "Security-aware Routing and Scheduling for Control Applications on Ethernet TSN Networks", ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)