Integrating Safety and Security using Systems Theory

Speaker: William Young and Nancy Leveson , MIT

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: 32-G882

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Host: CSAIL Security Seminar

Contact: Frank Wang,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Integrating Safety and Security using Systems Theory

By using a new model of causality based on systems theory, an integrated and more powerful approach to both safety and security is possible. While our novel safety techniques are now being used in most industries, we realized only recently that the same approach applies to security, both cyber and physical. We will discuss the model, its application to security, and recent evaluation of its application to cyber security on real defense systems.

William Young ( is a Ph.D. candidate in the Engineering Systems division at MIT. He is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Nancy Leveson ( is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and also Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. Previously she was a computer science professor at the Univ. of Washington. She is an elected member of the NAE.

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