Emerging and Future Cyber Threats to Critical Systems
Paper i proceeding, 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.


Edita Djambazova

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Magnus Almgren

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Nätverk och system

Kiril Dimitrov

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Erland Jonsson

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Nätverk och system

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 6555 29-46
978-364219227-2 (ISBN)


Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

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