Dr. Thomas Roth, NIST

Dr. Thomas Roth

Electronics Engineer, NIST Smart Grid & Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. Thomas Roth leads the software development activities of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cyber-physical systems testbed. His research interests are in formal methods for the composition of cyber-physical systems, group management algorithms for distributed systems, and the detection of compromised cyber-physical devices using constraints of the physical system. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. His graduate research used physical measurements on the power grid to verify conformance to negotiated agreements on electrical power usage.

Sessions

An Introduction to the NIST Cyber-Physical Framework

Tuesday, June 5th
3:30pm4:45pm
As physical security sprints faster and faster toward becoming indistinguishable from the larger internet of things (IoT), it is important to recognize how traditional physical security will interact securely as part of a system of smart application domains such as smart buildings, smart cities and smart grids. The forthcoming NIST Cyber-Physical Systems Framework, scheduled for release in May 2018, further expands upon the current NIST Cybersecurity Framework to focus on the nexus of the cyber and physical worlds. Get a first look at the revised framework and the tools needed to apply it to projects.