Complex Systems Security
Complex systems are just that – systems made up of complex and multiple interconnected elements. With so many variables at play, seemingly minor faults can create a deluge of critical failures further down the pipeline of operations. In the case of critical infrastructure and other complex systems, this also has the potential to broaden the number of vectors available to malicious actors and make the system more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Complex Systems Security research aims to develop novel approaches to software-intensive system security, vulnerability discovery and quantifying the effect of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure and industrial control systems. Our researchers utilise advanced modelling techniques to simulate attacks to improve risk identification, intrusion detection, privacy preservation and to enhance business system processes and responses to cyber incursions.
Contact: A/Prof Frank den Hartog, Dr Benjamin Turnbull & Dr Elena Sitnikova