Emerging and Future Cyber Threats to Critical Systems
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper discusses the emerging and future cyber threats to critical systems identifed during the EU/FP7 project ICT-FORWARD. Threats were identifed after extensive discussions with both domain experts and IT security professionals from academia, industry, and government organizations. The ultimate goal of the work was to identify the areas in which cyber threats could occur and cause serious and undesirable consequences, based on the characteristics of critical systems. A model of a critical system is suggested and used to distill a list of cyber threats specifc to such systems. The impact of the identifed threats is illustrated by an example scenario in order to stress the risks and consequences that the materialization of such threats could entail. Finally, we discuss possible solutions and security measures that could be developed and implemented to mitigate the situation.

Author

Edita Djambazova

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Magnus Almgren

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Kiril Dimitrov

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Erland Jonsson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

0302-9743 (ISSN)

Vol. 6555 29-46

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Building Futures

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-19228-9_4

ISBN

978-364219227-2

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