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Table 1 Excerpt from the calculation of the systemic cascade potential in German CI subsectors (based on Schmitt 2019)

From: Systemic criticality—a new assessment concept improving the evidence basis for CI protection

Subsector Connectivity Closeness
centrality
Factor 1: Intensity of potential cascade Propagation speed Factor 2: Systemic cascade potential
Subsector relevance Relevance of dependencies
Calculation Sum of incoming and outgoing dependencies Normalised path distance Connectivityxcloseness centrality Ø strength of impair-ment Disruption period causing Ø severe impairment Ø severity xdisruption period Factor 1xFactor 2
Electricity 102 0,97 98,94 3,84 × 16 61,38 6.073
IT 83 0,97 80,51 3,76 × 16 60,13 4.841
Telecommunication 82 0,97 79,54 3,63 × 16 58,14 4.624
Civil protection and emergency services 66 0,67 44,22 3,38 × 16 54,02 2.389
Water supply 52 0,78 40,56 3,56 × 16 56,96 2.310
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Insurance 46 0,57 26,22 2,39 × 2 4,78 125
Cultural Property 33 0,25 8,25 2,6 × 4 10,4 86
Domestic Shipping 26 0,6 15,6 2,36 × 2 4,73 74