Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures

Edited by
December 2021
316 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2726-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2727-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures that was published in

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Computer Science & Mathematics
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Physical Sciences

Critical infrastructures are vital assets for public safety, economic welfare, and the national security of countries. The vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures have increased with the widespread use of information technologies. As Critical National Infrastructures are becoming more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, their protection becomes a significant issue for organizations as well as nations. The risks to continued operations, from failing to upgrade aging infrastructure or not meeting mandated regulatory regimes, are considered highly significant, given the demonstrable impact of such circumstances.

Due to the rapid increase of sophisticated cyber threats targeting critical infrastructures with significant destructive effects, the cybersecurity of critical infrastructures has become an agenda item for academics, practitioners, and policy makers. A holistic view which covers technical, policy, human, and behavioural aspects is essential to handle cyber security of critical infrastructures effectively. Moreover, the ability to attribute crimes to criminals is a vital element of avoiding impunity in cyberspace.

In this book, both research and practical aspects of cyber security considerations in critical infrastructures are presented. Aligned with the interdisciplinary nature of cyber security, authors from academia, government, and industry have contributed 13 chapters. The issues that are discussed and analysed include cybersecurity training, maturity assessment frameworks, malware analysis techniques, ransomware attacks, security solutions for industrial control systems, and privacy preservation methods.

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crypto-ransomware; locker-ransomware; static analysis; dynamic analysis; machine learning; assessment framework; cybersecurity; GDPR; PCI-DSS; DSPT; NISD; cyber-ranges; security training; security modelling; serious games; dynamic adaptation; training programmes; computers in education; bloom; STRIDE; smart shipping; military; VMF; hash chain; T-OTP; lightweight secure hash (LSH); CNR; web application; security vulnerability; analysis security testing; static analysis security testing; dynamic analysis security testing; interactive analysis security testing; assessment methodology; false positive; false negative; tools combination; deep learning; image classification; transfer learning; industrial control system; fine-tuning; testbeds; cyber ranges; cyber exercises; education; training; research; lattice cryptography; code cryptography; post quantum cryptography; physical unclonable function; public key infrastructure; high performance computing; malware analysis; static malware analysis; dynamic malware analysis; malware classification; machine learning; random forest; support vector machines; smart grid; risk assessment; threat modeling; formal verification; probabilistic model checking; cloud robotics; image face recognition; deep learning algorithms; security; encryption algorithms; cybercrime; cybersecurity; Hasse diagram; interval-valued complex intuitionistic fuzzy relations; interval-valued complex intuitionistic fuzzy sets; offensive cybersecurity; cyber-attacks; scoring model; offensive cybersecurity framework; n/a