Cyber risk of coordinated attacks in critical infrastructures

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Abstract

Critical infrastructures such as the electric grid, oil refineries, telecommunications, transportation, water, emergency services, etc., all depend on some cyber infrastructure. Risk analysis of a critical infrastructure to compromised cyber infrastructure is therefore very important, but has certain challenges. This paper examines the problem of integrating analysis of a cyber network with the impacts possible on the critical infrastructures that are possible through cyber access. We find that adding the infrastructure impact cost considerably increases the complexity of the assessment problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWSC 2018 - 2018 Winter Simulation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSimulation for a Noble Cause
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2759-2768
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665725
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2019
Event2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Dec 9 2018Dec 12 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Volume2018-December
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Conference

Conference2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period12/9/1812/12/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Nicol, D. M. (2019). Cyber risk of coordinated attacks in critical infrastructures. In WSC 2018 - 2018 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulation for a Noble Cause (pp. 2759-2768). [8632318] (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference; Vol. 2018-December). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2018.8632318