IIT Jodhpur: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur in association with WhizHack Technologies has announced the launch of Center of Excellence (CoE) in Cyber-Physical System Security. The CoE will create a research infrastructure to develop concepts to detect, predict and mitigate attacks on cyber-physical systems.
WhizHack will build for the use of successful projects with key industry verticals and will develop security products for the global market. Projects related to infrastructure, defense and government sectors will be taken up in future.
Under the collaboration, the IIT aims to create training programs on cyber-physical systems and market India-made software products and trainings across the world, the IIT said.
Professor Shantanu Choudhary, Director, IIT Jodhpur said, “The biggest cyber security challenge facing India, present and in future, is vulnerable attacks on cyber-physical systems including waterways, energy, railways, smart cities, defense and telecommunication networks. We are researching new paradigms in cyber-physical systems security, and with WhizHack, we aim to produce our research in solving the most complex problems through locally built solutions.
Pro. Somitra Sanadhya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Professor Deepak Fulwan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, along with eminent faculty members from several departments of IIT Jodhpur, will be involved in projects under this collaboration. The ultimate objective of IIT Jodhpur’s Center of Excellence in Cyber-Physical System Security is to reduce the attack surface in developing ‘Deception-as-a-Service’ customized for specific industry verticals.