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Setting the stage: The vulnerability of critical infrastructures
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301).
2006 (English)In: Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism / [ed] Frolov, KV; Baecher, GB, 2006, 33-40 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The infrastructures of modern society are big, interconnected and crucial for the daily life of the citizens, i.e. critical, socio-technical infrastructures. Examples: Power network, transportation networks, data and telecommunication networks. The infrastructures can be modelled using graphs. Threats can be of different kinds: Nature, technical, human error 'hackers' and antagonistic threats - terrorism and war. These threats might result in system collapses. The vulnerability of a system is the probability (conditional) of a system collapse. Acts of terrorism might destroy an infrastructure or cause chaos by threatening to do this. Terrorists usually form a mostly unknown network, which wish to destroy a critical infrastructure, which is known to them, i.e. a fight between two networks.

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2006. 33-40 p.
, Nato Science for Peace and Security Series C - Environmental Security, ISSN 1871-4668
Keyword [en]
infrastructures, critical, vulnerability, risk analysis, graph theory, game theory
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42242DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-4924-2_4ISI: 000240547300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33751415089ISBN: 1-4020-4922-6OAI: diva2:446400
NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism Location: Moscow, Russia, Date: MAY 27, 2004
QC 20111007Available from: 2011-10-07 Created: 2011-10-06 Last updated: 2011-10-07Bibliographically approved

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