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Cyber-Physical Systems Security

Cyber-Physical Systems Security at Boise State

From automobiles to medical devices, we are surrounded by smart networked systems using embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that interact with the physical world. While these advances bring us greater safety and productivity, they also bring increased vulnerability to cyber-physical attacks. Proactive and coordinated efforts are needed to strengthen the security and reliability of the cyber-physical systems in our everyday lives. Boise State is answering that call.

Meeting Industry Demand

New certificates related to the security of cyber-physical systems are available, the result of collaborative efforts led by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and supported by the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering. Most undergrads in STEM majors easily can add these credentials to their learning portfolio and graduate with the necessary “cyber awareness” to take on real-world challenges. The curriculum includes a variety of topics, including cryptography, industrial controls, smart grids, vehicle controller area networks (CAN), hacking, threat modeling and more.

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