Embedded systems security: Threats, vulnerabilities, and attack taxonomy

Dorottya Papp, Zhendong Ma, L. Buttyán

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Abstract

Embedded systems are the driving force for technological development in many domains such as automotive, healthcare, and industrial control in the emerging post-PC era. As more and more computational and networked devices are integrated into all aspects of our lives in a pervasive and 'invisible' way, security becomes critical for the dependability of all smart or intelligent systems built upon these embedded systems. In this paper, we conduct a systematic review of the existing threats and vulnerabilities in embedded systems based on public available data. Moreover, based on the information, we derive an attack taxonomy for embedded systems. We envision that the findings in this paper provide a valuable insight of the threat landscape facing embedded systems. The knowledge can be used for a better understanding and the identification of security risks in system analysis and design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 13th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages145-152
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781467378284
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 2015
Event13th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2015 - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: Jul 21 2015Jul 23 2015

Other

Other13th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2015
CountryTurkey
CityIzmir
Period7/21/157/23/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Papp, D., Ma, Z., & Buttyán, L. (2015). Embedded systems security: Threats, vulnerabilities, and attack taxonomy. In 2015 13th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2015 (pp. 145-152). [7232966] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PST.2015.7232966