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Stealthy Attacks in Cloud-Connected Linear Impulsive Systems

  • Author(s): Duz, A
  • Phillips, S
  • Fagiolini, A
  • Sanfelice, RG
  • Pasqualetti, F
  • et al.

This paper studies a security problem for a class cloud-connected multi-agent systems, where autonomous agents coordinate via a combination of short-range ad-hoc communication links and long-range cloud services. We consider a simplified model for the dynamics of a cloud-connected multi-agent system and attacks, where the states evolve according to linear time-invariant impulsive dynamics, and attacks are modeled as exogenous inputs designed by an omniscent attacker that alters the continuous and impulsive updates. We propose a definition of attack detectability, characterize the existence of stealthy attacks as a function of the system parameters and attack properties, and design a family of undetectable attacks. We illustrate our results on a cloud-based surveillance example.

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