Cybersecurity management for distributed control system: systematic approach

Saqib Ali*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Distributed control systems are the backbone of modern industrial revolution. Its utilization ranges from industries like agriculture, automobiles, petrochemical and refineries to nuclear power plants. Inclusion of cyber capabilities to distributed control systems exposed it to security risk especially once used for critical infrastructure of a country. It is critical for distributed control systems to effectively manage its cybersecurity risks and attacks. In this research, a consolidated cybersecurity management approach is developed which is based on cyclic phases that addresses the risk, security, testing and trust factors of distributed control systems within cyber physical systems domain. This research also identified trust and reputation as two additional components to be included in managing distributed control systems’ cybersecurity. This method enhances the level of security required to safeguard distributed control systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10091-10103
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Control systems
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity management
  • Distributed control systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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