Dr. Kemal Akkaya
Funding: NSF

Developing security mechanisms for networked cyber-physical systems (NCPS) significantly differs from traditional networked systems due to the interdependence between cyber and physical subsystems (with attacks originating from either subsystem), possible cooperation between attackers or defenders and the presence of human decision makers in the loop. The main goal of this research is to develop the necessary science and engineering tools for designing NCPS security solutions that are applicable to a broad range of application domains. In particular, we experiment with traditional DDoS attacks that would result in delaying and packet losses on a two-party NCPS and analyze the behavior on the stability of the control systems. We offer solutions based on game theory.