A Formal Approach to Constructing Secure Air Vehicle Software

D. Cofer, A. Gacek, J. Backes, M. Whalen, L. Pike, A. Foltzer, M. Podhradsky, G. Klein, I. Kuz, J. Andronick, G. Heiser, D. Stuart

IEEE Computer Magazine, November 2018

Current approaches to cyberresiliency rely on patching systems after a vulnerability is discovered. What is needed is a clean-slate, mathematically based approach for building secure software. We developed new tools based on formal methods for building software for unmanned air vehicles that is provably secure against cyberattacks.