13490 - Secure Cyber-Physical Systems Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13490
Module Title:Secure Cyber-Physical Systems
  Sichere Cyber-Physische Systeme
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Panchenko, Andriy
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students can assess and master the challenges in securing cyber-physical systems and industrial control networks. They have deepened their knowledge of the  module “Introduction to Cybersecurity“. They understand the principles of system and network security with a special focus on cyber-physical systems. They know the security and privacy concepts as building blocks for the later specialization.
Contents:Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are closely connected to their environment via sensors and actuators. It is "the fusion of reality with the network". They comprise of a A/D and D/A converters to sense and interact, to influence the physical environment in a coordinated way. The spectrum of CPS ranges from medical devices (e.g., pace makers), smart vehicles up to countrywide industrial control networks (e.g., energy networks, smart grids). Functioning of our society depends on the cyber-physical systems.
This course is the continuation of the Introduction into Cyber Security and covers principles of system and network security with a special focus on cyber-physical systems. It introduces security and privacy concepts as building blocks for later specialization.
In the scope of this module, we explore, among others, the following topics:
  • Introduction and General Security Concepts
  • The World of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Industrial Protocols
  • Definitions, Security Goals, Attacker Models
  • Physical Security
  • Access Control
  • Isolation Mechanisms
  • Firewalls
  • Anomaly and Intrusion Detection
  • Honeypots
  • Fingerprinting Techniques
  • Security Protocols
  • Malware
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge of the material of the modules
  • 11889 Einführung in die IT-Sicherheit 
  • 12973 Netzwerk- und Systemsicherheit (can be taken in parallel)
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Gollmann: Computer Security, Wiley & Sons
  • William Stallings, Lawrie Brown: Computer Security: Principles and Practice, Pearson
  • Du: Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach
Additional information will be provided at the begin of the module.
Module Examination:Prerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Prerequisite:
  • Successful treatment of all assigned project tasks (usually about 3-5 tasks) including successful presentation of the results in the laboratory course (approx. 15 minutes per task)
Final module examination:
  • Written examination, 90 min. OR
  • Oral examination, 30-45 min. (with small number of participants)
In the first lecture it will be anounced, if the examination will be offered in written or oral form.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Artificial Intelligence / PO 2022
  • Master (research-oriented) / Cyber Security / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / eBusiness / PO 2007
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Künstliche Intelligenz Technologie / PO 2022
  • Study programme Cyber Security M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Cyber Security Methods“
  • Study programme Informatik M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Angewandte und technische Informatik“ (level 400)
  • Study programme eBusiness M. Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Entwicklung und Aufbau von eBusiness-Systemen“
  • Study programme Artificial Intelligence M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Advanded Methods“
  • Study programme Künstliche Intelligenz Technologie M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Software-basierte Systeme“
Module Components:
  • Lecture: Secure Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Accompanying exercise
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: