A Bio-Inspired Approach for Risk Analysis of ICT Systems

  • Aurelio La Corte
  • Marialisa Scatá
  • Evelina Giacchi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6782)


In recent years, information and communication technology (ICT) has been characterised by several evolving trends and new challenges. The process towards the convergence has been developed to take into account new realities and new perspectives. Along with many positive benefits, there are several security concerns and ensuring privacy is extremely difficult. New security issues make it necessary to rewrite the safety requirements and to know what the risks are and what can be lost. With this paper we want to propose a bio-inspired approach as a result of a comparison between biological models and information security. The risk analysis proposed aims to address technical, human and economical aspects of the security to strategically guide security investments. This analysis requires knowledge of the failure time distribution to assess the degree of system security and analyse the existing countermeasures to decrease the risk, minimise the losses, and successfully manage the security.


ICT VoIP NGN Risk Analysis Security Failure Time Distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurelio La Corte
    • 1
  • Marialisa Scatá
    • 1
  • Evelina Giacchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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