Towards Dependable Automation

  • Jari SeppäläEmail author
  • Mikko Salmenperä
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 78)


Automation runs the modern society and it’s critical systems. It is a networked software product depending on the co-operation of old and new technologies. Information security for automation systems should be regarded in light of the most important quality required from automation—dependability. This chapter focuses on process of developing dependable solutions for the entire lifecycle of automation systems. The approach includes a guideline for securing automation and a dependability model that is a data flow model extended with security and automation requirements. Results of this analysis should be used in final requirement specification for implementation. Dependability model is the key tool in secure development lifecycle. It can be used in new product development, improving an old automation system and also during the active lifecycle of automation to manage inevitable changes occurring during the entire lifespan of automation system.


Automation System Information Security Smart Grid Security Requirement Manufacture Execution System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Automation Science and EngineeringTampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

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