Cyber security is a two-way street where both vendors and researchers must act responsibly. At Alias, we're committed to improve the robotics industry response times to security bugs and in an attempt to spread the word and inspire others to follow a similar path, we disclose part of our research.
In cooperation with other researchers, this book stipulates the inclusion of security in robotics from the earliest design phases onward. We advocate for quantitative methods of security management, cover vulnerability scoring systems and account for the highly distributed nature of robots.
We show how simple attacks are feasible in OT and how an industrial cybersecurity solution is not capable of capturing the complexity of modern robot interactions. We extend one of such solutions with a robot-specific Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) and successfully protect the robot from attacks.