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Cyber-Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure (2022)

Lehto, M. (2022). Cyber-Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure. In M. Lehto, & P. Neittaanmäki (Eds.), Cyber Security : Critical Infrastructure Protection (pp. 3-42). Springer. Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, 56. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91293-2_1

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Lehto, Martti

Parent publication: Cyber Security : Critical Infrastructure Protection

Parent publication editors: Lehto, Martti; Neittaanmäki, Pekka

ISBN: 978-3-030-91292-5

eISBN: 978-3-030-91293-2

Journal or series: Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

ISSN: 1871-3033

eISSN: 2543-0203

Publication year: 2022

Number in series: 56

Pages range: 3-42

Number of pages in the book: 484

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91293-2_1

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/85317


In the cyber world, the most important threat focuses on critical infrastructure (CI). CI encompasses the structures and functions that are vital to society’s uninterrupted functioning. It comprises physical facilities and structures as well as electronic functions and services. Critical infrastructure systems comprise a heterogeneous mixture of dynamic, interactive, and non-linear elements. In recent years, attacks against critical infrastructures, critical information infrastructures and the Internet have become ever more frequent, complex and targeted because perpetrators have become more professional. Attackers can inflict damage or disrupt on physical infrastructure by infiltrating the digital systems that control physical processes, damaging specialized equipment and disrupting vital services without a physical attack. Those threats continue to evolve in complexity and sophistication.

Keywords: cyber security; infrastructures; systems; cyber attacks

Free keywords: critical infrastructure; cyber security; systems of systems

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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