Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security: Securing Critical Infrastructures in Air Transport, Water, Gas, Healthcare, Finance and Industry

Edited by John Soldatos, University of Glasgow and INNOV-ACTS LIMITED, UK | Isabel Praça, Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP), Portugal | Aleksandar Jovanović, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group, Germany

Publication Date: 31 Jul 2021

Suggested Citation: John Soldatos (ed.), Isabel Praça (ed.), Aleksandar Jovanović (ed.) (2021), "Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security: Securing Critical Infrastructures in Air Transport, Water, Gas, Healthcare, Finance and Industry", Boston-Delft: now publishers,

Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for Critical Infrastructures Security: Securing Critical Infrastructures in Air Transport, Water, Gas, Healthcare, Finance and Industry

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Modern critical infrastructures can be considered as large scale Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). Therefore, when designing, implementing, and operating systems for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), the boundaries between physical security and cybersecurity are blurred. Emerging systems for Critical Infrastructures Security and Protection must therefore consider integrated approaches that emphasize the interplay between cybersecurity and physical security techniques. Hence, there is a need for a new type of integrated security intelligence i.e., Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence (CPTI).

This book presents novel solutions for integrated Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence for infrastructures in various sectors, such as Industrial Sites and Plants, Air Transport, Water, Gas, Healthcare, and Finance. The solutions rely on novel methods and technologies, such as integrated modelling for cyber-physical systems, novel reliance indicators, and data driven approaches including BigData analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Some of the presented approaches are sector agnostic i.e., applicable to different sectors with a fair customization effort. Nevertheless, the book presents also peculiar challenges of specific sectors and how they can be addressed.

The presented solutions consider the European policy context for Security, Cyber security, and Critical Infrastructure protection, as laid out by the European Commission (EC) to support its Member States to protect and ensure the resilience of their critical infrastructures. Most of the co-authors and contributors are from European Research and Technology Organizations, as well as from European Critical Infrastructure Operators. Hence, the presented solutions respect the European approach to CIP, as reflected in the pillars of the European policy framework. The latter includes for example the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), the Directive on protecting European Critical Infrastructures, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Cybersecurity Act Regulation. The sector specific solutions that are described in the book have been developed and validated in the scope of several European Commission (EC) co-funded projects on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), which focus on the listed sectors.

Overall, the book illustrates a rich set of systems, technologies, and applications that critical infrastructure operators could consult to shape their future strategies. It also provides a catalogue of CPTI case studies in different sectors, which could be useful for security consultants and practitioners as well.

  • John Soldatos | Isabel Praça | Aleksandar Jovanović

  • Marko Gerbec | Gabriele Giunta

  • Efi Kafali | Kassiani Zafirouli | Konstantinos Karageorgos | Theodoros Semertzidis | Petros Daras

  • A. Jovanovićć | M. Jelicć | P. Klimek | S. Chakravarty | D. Čaleta | M. Gerbec | M. T. Nguyen

  • Giuseppe Cammarata | Gabriele Giunta | Lorenzo F. Sutton | Riccardo Orizio | Thu Le Pham | Stefano Sebastio | Piotr Sobonski | Jack Boyd | Carina Pamminger | Filippo Leddi

  • Stefano Fantin | Jenny Bergholm | Dr. Sofie Royer

  • R. Ugarelli

  • Dionysios Nikolopoulos | Georgios Moraitis | Christos Makropoulos

  • Gustavo Gonzalez-Granadillo | Rodrigo Diaz | Theodora Karali | Juan Caubet | Ignasi Garcia-Milà

  • Víctor Jimenez | Juan Caubet | Mario Reyes | Nikolaos Bakalos | Nikolaos Doulamis | Anastasios Doulamis | Matthaios Bimpas

  • Tim H. Stelkens-Kobsch | Nils Carstengerdes | Fabian Reuschling | Kelly Burke | Matteo Mangini | David Lancelin | Eftichia Georgiou | Sven Hrastnik | Elena Branchini

  • Fabian Reuschling | Nils Carstengerdes | Tim H. Stelkens-Kobsch | Kelly Burke | Thomas Oudin | Meilin Schaper | Isabel Praça | Filipe Apolinário | Leonidas Perlepes

  • Alda Canito | Katia Aleid | Isabel Praça | Juan Corchado | Goreti Marreiros

  • Sebastian Ganter | Alberto Balbi | Jörg Finger | Lena Schäffer | Fabio Bolletta | Clemente Fuggini | Alexander Stolz | Ivo Häring

  • Rosanna Crimaldi | Andrea Basso | Clemente Fuggini | Giuseppe Giunta | Simone Cesari

  • Evita Agrafioti | Anastasia Chalkidou | George Papadakis | Anna Gazi | Ilias Gkotsis | Vit Stritecky | Ioannis Lazarou | George Diles | Theodora Galani | Giuseppe Giunta | Karolina Jurkiewicz | Alberto Balbi | Fabio Bolletta | Clemente Fuggini

  • Evita Agrafioti | Anastasia Chalkidou | Gerasimos Magoulas | George Papadakis | Filia Filippou | Dimitris Drakoulis | Panagiotis Veltsistas

  • Paul Koster

  • Fabrizio Bertone | Francesco Lubrano | Federico Stirano | Zenjie Li | Barry Norton | Michele Petruzza | Marco Gavelli

  • Stanislav Dashevskyi | Daniel Ricardo dos Santos | Elisa Costante

  • George Doukas | Michael Kontoulis | Sotiris Pelekis | Christos Ntanos | Dimitris Askounis | Yannis Nikoloudakis | Ioannis Kefaloukos | Evangelos Pallis | Evangelos K. Markakis

  • Ioannis Karagiannis | Alessandro Mamelli | Giorgia Gazzarata | John Soldatos | Kyriakos Satlas

  • Omri Soceanu | Lev Greenberg | Allon Adir | Ehud Aharoni | Habtamu Abie

  • A. Jovanović | M. Jelić | S. Chakravarty | M. T. Nguyen

  • ISBN: 978-1-68083-822-0
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