Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Security is highly relevant, as any possible attack on the wireless link, such as false data injection, spoofing, or jamming, could lead to disastrous consequences. In this research thrust, CCAT works to secure the CAV ecosystem by simultaneously considering cybersecurity threats posed to CAVs, physical transportation infrastructure, and cyberinfrastructure that support CAV operations. Our research aims to address challenges in securing software systems and their ML-based algorithms that control CAVs and their interaction with the infrastructure, taking into consideration that software on CAVs needs to remain secure throughout the lifetime of a vehicle. Our priority lies in fundamental research that focuses on preventing and mitigating attacks, rather than solely identifying weaknesses. Lastly, we leverage advanced communication technologies, particularly emerging 5G/Next-Generation (NextG) networking and computing capabilities, along with innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms, to enhance cybersecurity in future automated transportation systems.

Research Focusing on Cybersecurity


Hardening the CAV Ecosystem to Reduce Cybersecurity Risks – Year One
Principal Investigator(s):
Zhi-Li Zhang, Z. Morley Mao, & Yiheng Feng
Research Focus: Cybersecurity, Safety
Infusing Sustainability into Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Principal Investigator(s):
Krishnakumar Nedunuri, Ramanitharan Kandiah, Deng Cao, & Edison Perdomo
Research Focus: Cybersecurity, Equity

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