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Sustainable Security and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities
Paverd, Andrew; Volp, Marcus; Brasser, Ferdinand et al.
2019In OASIcs: OpenAccess Series in Informatics, 73
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Abstract :
[en] A significant proportion of today's information and communication technology (ICT) systems are entrusted with high value assets, and our modern society has become increasingly dependent on these systems operating safely and securely over their anticipated lifetimes. However, we observe a mismatch between the lifetimes expected from ICT-supported systems (such as autonomous cars) and the duration for which these systems are able to remain safe and secure, given the spectrum of threats they face. Whereas most systems today are constructed within the constraints of foreseeable technology advancements, we argue that long term, i.e., sustainable security & safety, requires anticipating the unforeseeable and preparing systems for threats not known today. In this paper, we set out our vision for sustainable security & safety. We summarize the main challenges in realizing this desideratum in real-world systems, and we identify several design principles that could address these challenges and serve as building blocks for achieving this vision.
Research center :
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) > Critical and Extreme Security and Dependability Research Group (CritiX)
Disciplines :
Computer science
Author, co-author :
Paverd, Andrew;  Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Volp, Marcus  ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT)
Brasser, Ferdinand;  TU Darmstadt
Schunter, Matthias;  Intel Labs
N Asokan;  Aalto University
Sadeghi, Ahmad-Reza;  TU Darmstadt
Verissimo, Paulo ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC)
Steininger, Andreas;  TU Wien
Holz, Thorsten;  Ruhr-Universität Bochum - RUB
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Title :
Sustainable Security and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities
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Journal title :
OASIcs: OpenAccess Series in Informatics
Publisher :
Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany
Special issue title :
4th International Workshop on Security and Dependability of Critical Embedded Real-Time Systems (CERTS 2019)
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Security, Reliability and Trust
Funders :
Intel Labs
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