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EPSRC Reference: EP/R022844/1
Title: Research Institute in Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-physical Systems (RITICS)
Principal Investigator: Hankin, Professor C
Other Investigators:
Chana, Dr D
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Department: Institute for Security Science and Tech
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2018 Ends: 31 December 2022 Value (£): 659,036
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Control Engineering Networks & Distributed Systems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Communications
Transport Systems and Vehicles Energy
Information Technologies Water
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The Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems consisted of five projects: SCEPTICS (PI Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham), CEDRICS (PI Robin Bloomfield, City, University of London), MUMBA (PI Awais Rashid, Lancaster University), CAPRICA (PI Sakir Sezer, Queen's University Belfast), and RITICS (PI Chris Hankin, Imperial College London). The aim of the research institute was to address three key questions: 1) What physical harm do cyber threats pose to ICS and business? 2) Can we confidently articulate these threats as business risk? and 3) Are there novel effective and efficient interventions? The Director was funded from January 2014 and the other projects, which cover these questions, started in October 2014 funded for a period of three years. Apart from supporting a collection of research projects the aim of the institute was to provide coordination to promote cross-project collaboration and promote the results of the research to the practitioner community. EPSRC has invited this application to continue the funding for the coordination activity for a further 5 years, to enable the community to continue and expand, and serve as a UK hub for evidence-based research aiming to improve cyber security for industrial control systems. The hub

will seek to attract funding for new projects on this topic; it aims to be an open community offering a service to other projects and individuals conducting research on this topic. Through discussions with NCSC, we propose to broaden the scope of RITICS to more general cyber-physical systems; we will retain the acronym and associated branding but have changed the full title of the Institute to the Research Institute in Trustworthy Interconnected Cyber-physical Systems.
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