An Emergent Security Risk: Critical Infrastructures and Information Warfare

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the emergent security risk that information warfare poses to critical infrastructure systems, particularly as governments are increasingly concerned with protecting these assets against attack or disruption. Initially it outlines critical infrastructure systems and the notion of information warfare. It then discusses the potential implications and examining the concerns and vulnerabilities such cyber attacks would pose, utilising exemplar online attack occurrences. It then examines the current Australian situation before suggesting some considerations to mitigate the potential risk that information warfare poses to critical infrastructure systems, and by association: government, industry and the wider community.  


AUTHORS

School of Information Systems, Deakin University
Australia

Graeme Pye is a Lecturer with the School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Australia. He has successfully completed a PhD in critical infrastructure security and system modelling that involved developing a method utilising system security analysis and modelling at the School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Australia. Graeme is now continuing with further research as an early career researcher at the School of Information Systems and his research is continuing to focus on investigating the security aspects of Australian critical infrastructure and the relationships between associated infrastructures. Although, he is also interested in Information Warfare and benchmarking information security in business.

School of Information Systems,Deakin University, Melbourne
Australia

Matt Warren Ph.D, is a senior information systems lecturer in the Department of Computing & Mathematics, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. He specializes in computer security and information warfare. He is a member of Australian Standards Committee IT/12/4 Security Techniques and is the Australian Representative on IFIP 11 WG11 – Security Management. Matthew has published numerous pages in the area of Information Warfare and is co-author of Information Warfare: Corporate Attack and Defence in the Digital Age.

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Keywords

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C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

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DNS
DoD
DoS

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SOA

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