Silia Maksuti, Mario Zsilak, Markus Tauber and Jerker Delsing

Security and Autonomic Management in System of Systems

A system of systems integrates systems that function independently but are networked together for a period of time to achieve a higher goal. These systems evolve over time and have emergent properties. Therefore, even with security controls in place, it is difficult to maintain a required level of security for the system of systems as a whole because uncertainties may arise at runtime. Uncertainties can occur from internal factors, such as malfunctions of a system, or from external factors, such as malicious attacks. Self-adaptation is an approach that allows a system to adapt in the face of such uncertainties without human intervention. This work outlines the progress made towards security mitigation in system of systems using a generic autonomic management system to assist engineers in developing self-adaptive systems. The manuscript describes the proposed system design, its implementation as part of the Eclipse Arrowhead framework, and its functionality in a smart agriculture use case. The system is designed and implemented in such a way that it can be reused and extended for a variety of use cases without requiring major changes.


DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2021.3.7


Please cite this paper the following way:

Silia Maksuti, Mario Zsilak, Markus Tauber and Jerker Delsing, "Security and Autonomic Management in System of Systems", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XIII, No 3,  September 2021, p. 66-75.,

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National Cooperation Fund, Hungary