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Welcome to Web Connectivity and Security in Cyber Physical Systems! In this course, we will explore several technologies that bring modern devices together, facilitating a network of connected things and making devices internet enabled. We will discuss rules, protocols, and standards for these devices to communicate with each other in the network. We will also go through security and privacy issues and challenges in cyber physical systems (CPS). We will explore measures and techniques for securing systems from different perspectives. Possible attack models are introduced and solutions to tackle such attacks are discussed. Moreover, some basic concepts related to privacy in cyber physical systems are presented. The course comprises altogether five modules and is split up into two main sections. The first section contains three modules and centers on the problem of web connectivity in cyber physical systems. The second section consist of two modules focusing on security measures in such systems. Each module ends with a graded quiz, and there is a final peer reviewed exam at the end of the course covering the two main sections of the course. After completing this course, you will have the basic knowledge and capacity for designing the network architecture of your cyber physical system. This includes putting together different components, selecting suitable communication protocols, and utilizing these protocols in your system. You will also be able to define security requirements for your system and choose and implement a proper security and privacy technique to protect it....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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2 hours to complete

Introduction to Web Connectivity & Security

In this module you will learn about the layered architecture of communication protocols in cyber physical systems. More specifically the learning objectives include: ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Introduction to CPS: Web Connectivity11m
Introduction to Web Connectivity13m
Application Layer Protocols14m
Transport Layer Protocols15m
Internet & Link Layer Protocols15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to Web Connectivity & Security (Graded Quiz)30m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

M2M Connectivity Protocols

In this module you will learn about communication protocols . More specifically the learning objectives incluede:...
Reading
5 videos (Total 56 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Connectivity Protocols11m
M2M Communication Protocols13m
Connectivity Protocol Users9m
Choosing the Right M2M Communication Protocol10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
M2M Connectivity Protocols (Graded Quiz)40m
Week
3
Clock
2 hours to complete

Web Connectivity

In this module you will learn about Data Transfer over Web. More specifically the learning objectives incluede:...
Reading
5 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Web Services8m
How to Rest8m
Cloud and Cyber Physical Systems6m
Fog Computing5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Web Connectivity (Graded Quiz)50m
Week
4
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2 hours to complete

CPS Security and Privacy

In this module you will learn the basic concepts about security and privacy in cyber physical systems. More specifically the learning objectives include: ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 39 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Key Concepts in Cyber Physical Systems11m
Attack Models for CPS10m
Security issues Real-World CPS8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
CPS Security and Privacy (Graded Quiz)40m
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Top Reviews

By ELJan 30th 2017

Liked the course a lot. Good lectures, well organized and very useful for obtaining a first intro and overview of the topic.

By AAJun 2nd 2017

Excellent Well Done... Focus Great Analogies and Excellent Methodologies

Instructors

Juha Plosila

Associate Professor
Information Technology

Farhoud Hosseinpour

Doctoral Researcher
Information Technology

About EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a pan-European education and research-based open innovation organization founded on excellence. Its mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life. By linking education, research and business, EIT Digital empowers digital top talents for the future. EIT Digital provides online "blended" Innovation and Entrepreneurship education to raise quality, increase diversity and availability of the top-level content provided by 20 reputable universities of technology around Europe. The universities all together deliver a unique blend of the best of technical excellence and entrepreneurial skills and mindset to digital engineers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers. The academic partners support Coursera’s bold vision to enable anyone, anywhere, to transform their lives by accessing the world’s best learning experience. This means that EIT Digital gradually shares parts of its entrepreneurial and academic education programmes to demonstrate its excellence and make it accessible to a much wider audience. EIT Digital’s online education portfolio can be used as part of blended education settings, in both Master and Doctorate programmes, and for professionals as a way to update their knowledge. EIT Digital offers an online programme in 'Internet of Things through Embedded Systems'. Achieving all certificates of the online courses and the specialization provides an opportunity to enroll in the on campus program and get a double degree. These are the courses in the online programme: ...

About the Development of Secure Embedded Systems Specialization

Three people died after the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines aircraft from Seoul, Korea, at San Fransisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2013. The American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) established that the crash most probably was caused by the flight crew's (in)actions. Three teenage girls lost their lives; two in the airplane and another was accidentally run over by a firetruck. The human factor is often cause for accidents. NTSB and others report that more than 50 percent of plane crashes is caused by pilot error (and for road accidents it is even 90 perc.) Correctly designed safety and security critical systems can prevent these errors. After following this course successfully, you are able to develop secure embedded systems that are at the core of these safety and security critical systems. You are even challenged to program your own landing guiding system in our capstone project. If you are interested in building secure embedded systems for the benefit of humanity, this specialization is for you! EIT Digital has chosen 3 MOOC topics of industrial interest, namely: 1) Embedded design and hardware, 2) Security in embedded connectivity and 3) Real-Time systems. These MOOCs show what it takes to program Internet-of-Things systems. We focus on tools used in the modern IoT industry, and we push for a practical learn-by-programming approach in which you are exposed to the actual development in an early stage. We hope to see you soon!...
Development of Secure Embedded Systems

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