Critical infrastructure protection: A 21st century challenge

Madjid Merabti*, Michael Kennedy, William Hurst

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Abstract

Over recent years the depth to which we have grown to rely on networked computer systems as part of the critical national infrastructure has become ever more apparent. Concern over difficulties caused by accidental failures has led to a realisation of the potential for damage that could be caused by targeted attacks and cyber warfare. Current approaches to addressing these problems have tended to focus on traditional security measures, and have not mobilised the full breadth of capabilities provided by digital technologies. In this paper we will explore some of the challenges associated with these developments. We also consider potential solutions, and in particular how a combination of networking, security, advanced gaming, visualisation techniques, and the increasingly blurred boundary between physical and digital entities, can be used to improve protection of critical infrastructure systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Communications and Information Technology, ICCIT 2011
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Conference on Communications and Information Technology, ICCIT 2011 - Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 29 Mar 201131 Mar 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Conference on Communications and Information Technology, ICCIT 2011

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Communications and Information Technology, ICCIT 2011
CountryJordan
CityAqaba
Period29/03/1131/03/11

Keywords

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Monitoring and Management of Critical Infrastructure Systems
  • Network Security
  • Security Visualisation
  • Serious Games
  • System-of-Systems Security

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