22 May 2015 Cybersecurity for aerospace autonomous systems
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High profile breaches have occurred across numerous information systems. One area where attacks are particularly problematic is autonomous control systems. This paper considers the aerospace information system, focusing on elements that interact with autonomous control systems (e.g., onboard UAVs). It discusses the trust placed in the autonomous systems and supporting systems (e.g., navigational aids) and how this trust can be validated. Approaches to remotely detect the UAV compromise, without relying on the onboard software (on a potentially compromised system) as part of the process are discussed. How different levels of autonomy (task-based, goal-based, mission-based) impact this remote characterization is considered.
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Jeremy Straub, "Cybersecurity for aerospace autonomous systems", Proc. SPIE 9468, Unmanned Systems Technology XVII, 94680M (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177959; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177959
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