2021 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience

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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are composed by multiple subsystems that encompass numerous interdependencies. Although indispensable and highly performant from a functional perspective, complex interconnectivity constitutes paradoxically a significant vulnerability when an anomaly occurs. Anomalies could propagate and impact the entire CPS with irreversible consequences. This paper presents an approach to assess the anomaly propagation impact risk on a three layers oriented graph which represents the physical, digital, and system variables of a CPS components and interdependencies. Anomalies are detected applying information quality measures, while potential propagation paths are assessed computing the cumulated risk represented by weights assigned to the graph edges. To verify the cascading impact of different anomalies four cyber-attacks - denial of service sensor offset adding false data injection and replay attack - were implemented on a simulated naval water distribution CPS. The propagation impact of three anomalies was successfully assessed including anticipation time estimation in two cases.


Nicolas Pelissero    
Chair of Naval Cyber Defense

PhD student at the chair of naval cyber defense, located at the french naval academy.

Pedro Merino Laso    
French Maritime Academy (ENSM)

Researcher at the French Maritime Academy (ENSM) in the domain of cybersecurity.

John Puentes    
IMT Atlantique

Full Professor at the Image and Information Processing Department, IMT Atlantique, Brest - France.


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