Meeting the challenges of critical and extreme dependability and security

Paulo Esteves-Verissimo, Marcus Volp, Jeremie Decouchant, Vincent Rahli, Francisco Rocha

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The world is becoming an immense critical information infrastructure, with the fast and increasing entanglement of utilities, telecommunications, Internet, cloud, and the emerging IoT tissue. This may create enormous opportunities, but also brings about similarly extreme security and dependability risks. We predict an increase in very sophisticated targeted attacks, or advanced persistent threats (APT), and claim that this calls for expanding the frontier of security and dependability methods and techniques used in our current CII. Extreme threats require extreme defenses: we propose resilience as a unifying paradigm to endow systems with the capability of dynamically and automatically handling extreme adversary power, and sustaining perpetual and unattended operation. In this position paper, we present this vision and describe our methodology, as well as the assurance arguments we make for the ultra-resilient components and protocols they enable, illustrated with case studies in progress.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing, PRDC
PublisherIEEE Computer
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781509056514
StatePublished - May 5 2017
Externally publishedYes

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