On September 13, 2018, NIST will host a workshop on methods and technologies for reasoning about IoT trustworthiness. The workshop will feature presentations and discussions about current research on the NIST Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Framework, Framework Modeling, and Formalizing Reasoning about CPS Models.
“Trustworthiness,” as defined in the CPS Framework, encompasses the concerns of security, privacy, safety, reliability and resilience, which are too often addressed separately and in isolation in risk management approaches. Therefore, activities intended to address one concerns may adversely impact activities to address one or more other concerns. (The overall concept of trustworthiness was introduced in the CPS Framework and further explored during a 2016 workshop, “Exploring the Dimensions of Trustworthiness: Challenges and Opportunities.”)
This workshop will extend the trustworthiness discussion by looking at topics related to design for, and study of, IoT trustworthiness.
Consider, for example, one of the challenges associated with conceiving, designing, building, and assuring increasingly larger and more complex CPS and IoT systems—namely, requirements in CPS models can take many, apparently inequivalent, forms. Careful reasoning about these requirements and models, however, allows one to assess their logical equivalence and thus allows one to determine whether or not the CPS model meets the concerns of its stakeholders. This formalized reasoning approach can reveal dependencies and tradeoffs between concerns.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
13 Sept 2018
Reasoning about IoT Trustworthiness
The requirements that make up the specification of a CPS or IoT system are numerous; composing independently constructed and verified systems reveals friction between concerns that arise from their assembly into a single system. Understanding requirements’ relationships to concerns about the system and their interdependencies can be a challenge. Leveraging their interdependencies however is a major opportunity. This workshop will review approaches, including tools, for understanding the interplay between the various concerns associated with CPS or IoT system trustworthiness.
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Date: September 13, 2018
Location: West Square Room, Bldg. 101, NIST Gaithersburg, MD
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
8:30 - 9am Registration and Introduction
9am to 10:30 Panel 1: Trustworthiness of IoT
Moderator: M. Burns
10:30-11:00 -- Break
11:00am to 12:30pm – Panel 2: Reasoning for IoT Trust: Approaches and Applications. Moderator: E. Griffor
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 to 3:00pm Panel 3:Reasoning as a foundation for multi-disciplinary studies. Moderator: C. Vishik
3:00-3:15pm -- Break
3:15 to 4:15pm – Panel 4 : Next steps (Selected participants from previous panels)
Moderator: M. Balduccini
Participants: 3 moderators of the previous panels, one representative from each panel.
4:15pm: Closing, conclusions, adjourn
This workshop will be held in the West Square Meeting Room adjacent to the NIST Cafeteria in Bldg. 101. The NIST Cafeteria is open, for refreshments and meal service, between 11am and 3pm.
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