Security framework for industrial collaborative robotic cyber-physical systems

Khalid, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5270-6599, Kirisci, P., Khan, Z.H., Ghrairi, Z., Thoben, K.-D. and Pannek, J., 2018. Security framework for industrial collaborative robotic cyber-physical systems. Computers in Industry, 97, pp. 132-145. ISSN 0166-3615

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The paper introduces a security framework for the application of human-robot collaboration in a futuristic industrial cyber-physical system (CPS) context of industry 4.0. The basic elements and functional requirements of a secure collaborative robotic cyber-physical system are explained and then the cyber-attack modes are discussed in the context of collaborative CPS whereas a defense mechanism strategy is proposed for such a complex system. The cyber-attacks are categorized according to the extent on controllability and the possible effects on the performance and efficiency of such CPS. The paper also describes the severity and categorization of such cyber-attacks and the causal effect on the human worker safety during human-robot collaboration. Attacks in three dimensions of availability, authentication and confidentiality are proposed as the basis of a consolidated mitigation plan. We propose a security framework based on a two-pronged strategy where the impact of this methodology is demonstrated on a teleoperation benchmark (NeCS-Car). The mitigation strategy includes enhanced data security at important interconnected adaptor nodes and development of an intelligent module that employs a concept similar to system health monitoring and reconfiguration.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Computers in Industry
Creators: Khalid, A., Kirisci, P., Khan, Z.H., Ghrairi, Z., Thoben, K.-D. and Pannek, J.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2 March 2018
Volume: 97
ISSN: 0166-3615
S016636151730088XPublisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 21 Dec 2018 11:45
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 03:00

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