As discussed in the previous introductory chapter, we live in a cyber–physical world which we desire to understand (sense), serve (via computation and communication), and control. With the technological advances of wireless communications, sensors, smart devices, embedded computing/control, and pervasive computing, it is possible to build complex cyber–physical infrastructure and smart environments, and these systems indeed abound in our daily lives. Due to their scale and complexity, such systems are vulnerable to a variety of attacks and threats. Therefore, robust design and secure management (monitoring and control) of cyber–physical infrastructure are crucial albeit extremely challenging.

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