December Update: New Projects and Publications

100327-N-4774B-421 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 27, 2010) Sonar Technician Surface 1st Class Nicole Ogir assists Operations Specialist 1st Class Cassandra Karo during watch aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

Our first update of 2016 must, of course, start out with CREST’s New Year promises.  They are:


New projects

December saw CREST staff begin a new project funded by EPSRC as part of the European CHIST-ERA network. The project, Dynamic policies for shared cyber-physical infrastructures under attack, tackles the problem of large, shared cyber-physical system (CPS) infrastructures under attack. In particular, the project responds to the critical need to develop integrated technical and user methodology for dynamically formulating and adapting security policies, rapidly and on-demand.

DYPOSIT will conduct studies of technical solutions and operators’ interaction with such solutions on a realistic testbed. The studies will thus examine the interface between machine and investigative expertise. It will do so across a range of contexts, from highly-managed CPS such as those found in industrial control systems or future factories through to dynamically aggregated CPS, such as those found in smart cities, large manufacturing plants or intelligent transportation systems. DYPOSIT is a collaboration between Leuven University, University College Cork, and Lancaster University.

New publications

The following papers by CREST members were published (online first):

First CREST Commissioning call

December also saw the launch of our first call to commission new research that addresses some of the current threats to national and international security. The total amount available for the call is £1.25m at 100% full Economic Cost (fEC). You can read more about the call and how to bid here.