You Make Me Tremble: A First Look at Attacks against Structural Control Systems

Abel Zambrano, Alejandro Palacio Betancur, Luis Burbano, Andres Felipe Niño, Luis Felipe Giraldo, Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, Jairo Giraldo, Alvaro A. Cardenas

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Abstract

This paper takes a first look at the potential consequences of cyberattacks against structural control systems. We design algorithms and implement them in a testbed and on well-known benchmark models for buildings and bridges. Our results show that attacks to structures equipped with semi-active and active vibration control systems can let the attacker oscillate the building or bridge at the resonance frequency, effectively generating threats to the structure and the people using it. We also implement and test the effectiveness of attack-detection systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCCS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1320-1337
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384544
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2021
Event27th ACM Annual Conference on Computer and Communication Security, CCS 2021 - Virtual, Online, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 15 2021Nov 19 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
ISSN (Print)1543-7221

Conference

Conference27th ACM Annual Conference on Computer and Communication Security, CCS 2021
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/15/2111/19/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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