On the Protection and Technologies of Critical Information Infrastructures

  • Javier Lopez
  • Cristina Alcaraz
  • Rodrigo Roman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4677)


Critical Infrastructures are complex and highly interconnected systems that are crucial for the well-being of the society. Any type of failure can cause significant damage, affecting one or more sectors due to their inherent interdependency. Not only the infrastructures are critical, but also the information infrastructures that manage, control and supervise them. Due to the seriousness of the consequences, the protection of these critical (information) infrastructures must have the highest priority. It is the purpose of this book chapter to review and discuss about these infrastructures, to explain their elements, and to highlight their research and development issues. This chapter will also discuss the role of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology in the protection of these infrastructures.


Sensor Network Sensor Node Wireless Sensor Network Critical Infrastructure Programmable Logic Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Lopez
    • 1
  • Cristina Alcaraz
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Roman
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, University of MalagaSpain

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