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Definition Edit

Cyberphysical systems are

physical systems that are controlled at least in part by IT. Physical devices with embedded computing accept data from the physical world (through sensors such as cameras or thermometers) and/or cause changes in the physical world (through actuators such as a motor that causes something to move or a heater that heats a fluid).[1]

Overview Edit

"Cyberphysical devices will become increasingly connected to the Internet of Things, on the theory that network connections between these devices will enable them to operate more efficiently and effectively."[2].

"IT-based control of cyberphysical systems means that cybersecurity compromises can affect physical systems and may cause death, destruction, or physical damage."[3].

References Edit

  1. At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues, at 12.
  2. Id.
  3. Id.

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