Resilience Approach to Critical Information Infrastructures
This chapter discusses new societal risk due to the fast information and communication as well as operational technology changes which are not yet fully taken into account by governmental policymakers and regulators. Internet-of-things, cloud computing, mass consumer markets and embedded operational technologies are some of the areas outlined in this chapter which may be the cause for serious disruptions of critical infrastructures, critical information infrastructures, essential services, and the undisturbed functioning of the society. Current national protection approaches mainly focus on the classical telecommunication sector and the stove-piped critical sectors such as energy, health, transport, etcetera. This chapter argues that a change of mind and actions are needed to properly govern the new cyber risk before serious incidents occur and that such a new approach is urgently needed to make the societies at large more resilient.
KeywordsPolicy and management Policy analysis Critical information infrastructure Critical infrastructure protection Operational technology Internet of Things Essential services
This chapter is a follow-up on earlier work by the authors in the domain of legal risk regulation which was published in .
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