Title: R&D activities in Europe on critical information infrastructure protection

Authors: Sandro Bologna, Eric Luiijf, Roberto Setola

Addresses: ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and the Environment, C.R. Casaccia, Via Anguillarese, 301, Roma 00123, Italy. ' TNO Defence, Security and Safety, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Oude Waalsdorperweg 63, 2597 AK Den Haag, P.O. Box 96864, The Hague 2509 JG, The Netherlands. ' Complex Systems and Security Laboratory, Universita CAMPUS Bio-Medico di Roma, via A. del Portillo, 21, Roma 00128, Italy

Abstract: In the last few years, there has been an increasing worry about Critical Information Infrastructures, their reliability, security and protection. Due to the huge complexity and novelty of the topic and the new challenge that it poses, world-wide large investment in R&D are planned for the future. Our study has shown that Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) represents still a very immature field of research with very fuzzy and confused boundaries. This paper reports some of the results collected during the EU project CI²RCO about R&D activities on CIIP in Europe to illustrate the state of art and to emphasise the major areas of research. The study also identified the most relevant gaps between the stakeholder needs and the current research activities. This represents the base point to draw a R&D agenda on CIIP for Europe.

Keywords: R&D agenda; critical information infrastructures; CII protection; CIP; CIIP; research and development; critical infrastructures; reliability; security; Europe.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2008.018140

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2008 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.257 - 270

Available online: 02 May 2008 *

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