The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence presents Analysis of State-of-the-Art, Application, and Maturity in Critical Industrial Infrastructure Environments/Domains. A technical report by the MASS project, written by Dr Uchenna D Ani Prof. Jeremy Watson CBE, Dr Nilufer Tuptuk, Prof. Steve Hailes, and Dr Aslam Jawar.
The report explores the state-of-the-art, application, and maturity of socio-technical security models for industries and sectors dependent on CI and investigates the gap between academic research and industry practices concerning the modelling of both the social and technical aspects of security.
The security of the cyber-physical system (CPS) infrastructure is proving increasingly complex with the growing digitalisation of organisational processes that see the integration of new computing technologies and trends such as Inter-networking, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Edge Computing, etc., into legacy industrial critical infrastructure systems. These have now enabled the linking of disparate and formally isolated infrastructure systems into a ‘System of Systems’ coupled infrastructure.
While the digitalisation trends add efficiency benefits to the functions and operations of cyber-physical Critical Infrastructures (CIs), it also introduces new security issues. Thus, cyber-enabled attacks targeting cyber-physical CI systems are increasing and are dealing with severe harmful impacts on the operations of the systems and the societal functions they support.
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