Introduction to the Book

Riccardo M.G. Ferrari*, André M.H. Teixeira

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In this introductory chapter, we illustrate the book’s motivation and objective. In particular, the book takes its raison d’être from the need for protecting Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) against threats originating either in the cyber or in the physical domain. Exploring the concepts of safety, security, and privacy for CPSs thus emerged as the natural goal to reach. In order to better support this objective and to help the reader to navigate the book contents, a taxonomy of the above-mentioned concepts is introduced, based on a set of three triads, including the well-known Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability triad which was introduced in the Information Technology security literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety, Security and Privacy for Cyber-Physical Systems
EditorsRiccardo M.G. Ferrari, André M.H. Teixeira
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-65048-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-65047-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643
ISSN (Electronic)1610-7411


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