Special Issue "Cyber-Physical Security for Critical Infrastructures"

A special issue of Journal of Cybersecurity and Privacy (ISSN 2624-800X). This special issue belongs to the section "Security Engineering & Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Isabel Praça
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School of Engineering (ISEP) / Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Porto, Portugal
Interests: Cyber Security; Machine learning; Intelligent Decision Support; Intelligent and Secure Energy Systems
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Prof. Dr. Silvio Ranise
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Department of Mathematics, University of Trento and Center for Information and Communication Technology, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
Interests: Digital Identity (Identification, Authentication, Access Control); Security and quality of virtualized systems (Cloud, Edge, Internet of Things); Risk and Privacy Assessment; Formal methods for security analysis; Applied cryptography
Dr. Luca Verderame
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Computer Security at CSecLab, DIBRIS, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
Interests: IoT security; Mobile Security;OS security
Dr. Habtamu Abie
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Norwegian Computing Center/Norsk Regnesentral, Norway
Interests: adaptive security and privacy; IoT; AI for security; risk management; context awareness; securing CPS; evolutionary algorithms
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The secure operation of critical infrastructures is essential to the security of a nation, its economy, and the public’s health and safety. Security incidents in critical infrastructures can directly lead to a violation of users’ safety and privacy, physical damages, significant economic impacts for individuals and companies, and threats to human life, while decreasing trust in institutions and bringing their social value into question. Because of the increasing interconnection between the digital and physical worlds, these infrastructures and services are more critical, sophisticated, and interconnected than ever before. This makes them increasingly vulnerable to attacks, as confirmed by the steady rise of cyber-security incidents such as phishing or ransomware, but also cyber-physical incidents, such as the physical violation of devices or facilities in conjunction with malicious cyber activities. To address all these challenges, this Special Issue has the objective of bringing together security researchers and practitioners from the various verticals of critical infrastructures (e.g., the financial, energy, health, air transport, communication, gas and water domains) to rethink cyber-physical security in light of the latest technological developments (e.g., cloud computing, blockchain, big data, AI, internet-of-things (IoT)).

Prof. Dr. Isabel Praça
Dr. Luca Verderame
Dr. Habtamu Abie
Prof. Dr. Silvio Ranise
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Cybersecurity and Privacy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • critical infrastructures
  • cyber-physical security
  • collaborative risk assessment
  • predictive security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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