ECE Spring Seminar Series

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Michail Maniatakos, Computer Engineering, New York University


Title: Hardware-based solutions for critical infrastructure security



Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure can have a debilitating effect on national economic security, public health, and safety. The underlying processes of the various critical infrastructure sectors are controlled by Industrial Control Systems (ICS). ICS are transitioning from legacy, electromechanical-based systems to modern information and communication technology-based systems, creating a close coupling between cyber and physical components. This transition greatly expands the attack surface of such systems, as cyberattacks targeting commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software are well-known. In this talk, we present hardware-based solutions for critical infrastructure embedded systems, presenting case studies on cyberattacks and defenses for two critical infrastructure sectors: the power grid and the chemical sector. We also discuss the need for an accurate assessment environment, achieved through the inclusion of Hardware-In-The-Loop testbeds. 


Michail (Mihalis) Maniatakos is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, UAE, and a Research Assistant Professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York, USA. He is the Director of the MoMA Laboratory (, NYU Abu Dhabi. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, as well as M.Sc., M.Phil. degrees from Yale University. He also received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science and Embedded Systems, respectively, from the University of Piraeus, Greece. His research interests, funded by industrial partners and the US government, include privacy-preserving computation and industrial control systems security. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:15am to 12:05pm

Evans Hall, Evans 204
Evans Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Electrical and Computer Engineering



ENGR - Computer & Information Sciences, ENGR - Electrical & Computer Engineering
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