Research Article Open Access

Classification of Attacks on Embedded Systems

Noura Ouerdi1, M’hammed Ziane1, Abdelmalek Azizi1 and Mostafa Azizi1
  • 1 Mohammed First University, Morocco


The current growth of the number of Embedded Systems (ES) and their use in sensitive systems attract the attention of attackers. They are exposed to real threats and incur significant risks especially when they are involved in specific military or industrial systems. It is important to study the subject from different angles to understand, predict and learn how to protect our products against these attacks. So, evaluators of Embedded Systems (ES) need to organize structure and classify attacks in order to choose the relevant test sets. To do this, we propose a new classification of attacks on Embedded Systems, based on Classification Tree Method (CTM). As a result, thanks to our proposal, we were able to classify the various attacks en Embedded Systems (ES) to generate test cases automatically and usually select the relevant test cases. This allows to properly evaluate Embedded Systems (ES) especially since this type of system is very critical and requires a systematic evaluation.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 11, 2012, 1834-1838


Submitted On: 13 June 2012 Published On: 19 September 2012

How to Cite: Ouerdi, N., Ziane, M., Azizi, A. & Azizi, M. (2012). Classification of Attacks on Embedded Systems. Journal of Computer Science, 8(11), 1834-1838.

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  • Embedded System (ES)
  • Attack
  • Classification Tree Method (CTM)
  • Security