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Trusted and Resilient Mission Operation

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Technical Report,01 Jun 2017,30 Sep 2018

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Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia Charlottesville United States

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Cyber physical systems CPS form a ubiquitous, networked computing substrate, which is increasingly essential to our nations civilian and military infrastructure. These systems must be highly resilient to adversaries, perform mission critical functions despite knownunknown vulnerabilities, and protect and repair themselves during or after operational failures and cyber-attacks. We believe that an automated CPS repair approach that can prevent failures of related, mission-critical systems is a necessary component to support the resiliency and survivability of our nations infrastructure. We integrated and evaluated techniques to cooperatively eliminate certain security vulnerabilities in CPS, to repair certain general classes of such systems, and to increase the confidence of human operators in the trustworthiness of those repairs and the subsequent system behavior. We worked with a Government-provided Red Team to demonstrate and validate our approach on embedded platforms, including an autonomous rover vehicle.

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  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Computer Systems

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