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Insecure Firmware and Wireless Technologies as “Achilles’ Heel” in Cybersecurity of Cyber-Physical Systems (2022)

Costin, A. (2022). Insecure Firmware and Wireless Technologies as “Achilles’ Heel” in Cybersecurity of Cyber-Physical Systems. In M. Lehto, & P. Neittaanmäki (Eds.), Cyber Security : Critical Infrastructure Protection (pp. 419-443). Springer. Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, 56. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91293-2_18

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Costin, Andrei

Parent publication: Cyber Security : Critical Infrastructure Protection

Parent publication editors: Lehto, Martti; Neittaanmäki, Pekka

ISBN: 978-3-030-91292-5

eISBN: 978-3-030-91293-2

Journal or series: Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

ISSN: 1871-3033

eISSN: 2543-0203

Publication year: 2022

Number in series: 56

Pages range: 419-443

Number of pages in the book: 484

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91293-2_18

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/85169


In this chapter, we analyze cybersecurity weaknesses in three use-cases of real-world cyber-physical systems: transportation (aviation), remote explosives and robotic weapons (fireworks pyrotechnics), and physical security (CCTV). The digitalization, interconnection, and IoT-nature of cyber-physical systems make them attractive targets. It is crucial to ensure that such systems are protected from cyber attacks, and therefore it is equally important to study and understand their major weaknesses.

Keywords: cyber security; infrastructures; ubiquitous computing; Internet of things; protocols; aviation; weapons systems; systems of supervision; vulnerability; reverse engineering

Free keywords: cybersecurity; firmware; binare; vulnerabilities; exploits; reverse engineering; protocols; cyber-physical systems; critical infrastructure; aviation; ADS-B; video surveillance; CCTV; remote firing systems; wireless pyrotechnics; RF

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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