Breaking the Laws of Robotics: Attacking Industrial Robots

Speaker:  Stefano Zanero – Milano, Italy
Topic(s):  Security and Privacy

Abstract

Industrial robots are complex cyber-physical systems used for manufacturing, and a critical component of any modern factory. These robots aren't just electromechanical devices but include complex embedded controllers, which are often interconnected with other computers in the factory network, safety systems, and to the Internet for remote monitoring and maintenance. In this scenario, industrial routers also play a key role, because they directly expose the robot's controller. Therefore, the impact of a single, simple vulnerability can grant attackers an easy entry point. The talk will discuss how remote attackers are able to attack such robots up to the point where they can alter the manufactured product, physically damage the robot, steal industry secrets, or injure humans.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  80
Duration:  60 - 90 minutes
Languages Available:  English, Italian
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