Dr. Padmavathi Ganapathi
Dr. Padmavathi Ganapathi
Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, India
Title: Security Challenges in Smart City Projects: Significant Cyber Attacks and Cyber Attack handling Methods
Moving towards automation improves the quality of life of people. Cyber Physical Systems are integral part of Smart City Projects. These systems work on the principle of command and control through remote mechanisms with the Communication in Cyber Space. Cyber Security is the latest and perhaps the most complicated challenge in the Cyber Space. Cyber Security aims at preventing and identifying misuse and malfunction of data, system and its resources and network and its resources. Many sensors and actuators communicate through wireless network and exchange data through the network. In a relatively recent survey, more than 90 percent of the respondent corporations and government agencies reported computer security breaches at one time or the other. Cyber Space is a common place for disgruntled employees and hackers to commit many cyber-attacks. The attackers are very much recognizable with the latest advancements to handle security. Therefore intelligent control systems and defense mechanism are on the rise to handle the present day attacks. The various attacks on wireless networks, Cyber Physical System, Satellite Communication System, Smart phones and possible threats and security breaches in Smart City Projects are discussed. The cyber attack classification under different perceptions and the attack handling mechanisms, malware threat handling methods are discussed. Some significant experiments, results and the observations are also presented .
Dr Padmavathi Ganapathi is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, INDIA. She had her Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Government College of Technology, Bharathiyar Universirty, Coimbatore. She has one year of industrial experience and 29 years of Teaching Experience. She has headed the Department of Computer Science for more than 14 years. She has published more than 200 papers at the National and International Level Journals. Her research interest includes Cyber Security and Network Security, Wireless Sensor Networks and Adhoc Networks, Real time Multiprocessor Systems and Real Time Communications and Fault Tolerant systems. She has contributed significantly in the areas like Key Management in Multicast Communication, Secure and Revocable Bio-Metric Template Security, Reliable Multicast Key Distribution in Mobile Adhoc Networks, Key Management in Mobile Adhoc Networks, User Authentication using Key Stroke Dynamics, Cyber Attack handling Mechanisms, QoS in IP networks in dynamically varying traffic, Image Recognition and Classification, Malware Detection, Mobile Wireless Sensor Network Threats Handling and Intrusion Detection Systems. She has been the Principal Investigator for various funded projects for UGC, AICTE, DST and DRDO worth more than 2 crores. She is the life member of many Professional Bodies and has been the PC member and reviewer for National and International conferences, IEEE, Elsevier Conferences and Journals. Her current research is on various cyber attacks and attack handling mechanisms.