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International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures


Special Issue on: "Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures: Recent Advances and Future Directions"

Guest Editors:
Unal Tatar, Old Dominion University, USA
Dr. James Moreland, US Department of Defence, USA
Dr. Gabriele Oliva, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy

Critical infrastructures are vital assets for public safety, economic welfare and the national security of countries. Vulnerability of critical infrastructures have increased with widespread use of information technologies.

Due to the rapid increase of sophisticated cyber threats targeting critical infrastructures with significant destructive effects, cyber security of critical infrastructures have become an agenda item for the academics, practitioners and policy makers. Hitherto cyber security studies showed that a holistic view which covers technical, policy, human, and behavioural aspects is essential to handle cyber security of critical infrastructures effectively.

In this special issue, both research and practical aspects of cyber security considerations in critical infrastructures are of interest. Aligned with the interdisciplinary nature of the cyber security, authors from academia, government, and industry are welcome to contribute.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Cyber security for critical infrastructures including health and banking systems
  • Security of the smart grid
  • Security of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Cyber security of complex and distributed critical infrastructures
  • Cyber security of industrial control systems
  • Cyber security modelling and simulation
  • Cyber threat modelling and analysis
  • Visual analytics and risk management techniques for cyber security
  • Cyber security test beds, tools, and methodologies.
  • Safety-security interactions
  • System vulnerabilities
  • Cyber security engineering
  • Human awareness and training
  • Behavioural modelling
  • Network security and protocols
  • Threat profiling
  • Security, privacy and legal issues of big data and the internet of things
  • Cyber threat intelligence
  • Situational awareness
  • Attack modelling, prevention, mitigation, and defence
  • Cyber-physical systems security approaches and algorithms
  • Critical infrastructure security policies, standards and regulations
  • Vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies for distributed critical infrastructures
  • Simulation and test beds for the security evaluation of critical infrastructures
  • Resiliency and security of cyber systems
  • Risk management and cyber insurance
  • Cyber security and privacy policy

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a double blind process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors at:
Unal Tatar -
Gabriele Oliva -
James Moreland -

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 October, 2016

Notification to Authors: 15 December, 2016

Final Versions Due: 1 February, 2017