Critical Infrastructure Protection: Current Challenges and Solutions

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Current Challenges and Solutions

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Join us for an informative seminar with Prof. Leandros Maglaras, one of the world's top cybersecurity experts, as he delves into the evolving challenges and solutions surrounding the protection of our critical digital infrastructures.

The ever-evolving digital landscape has rendered us heavily reliant on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for routine tasks. This dependence is not just personal but extends to the systems that play pivotal roles in our technologically advanced way of life. The security of these critical systems is paramount, necessitating an elevated level of protection compared to other platforms.

The identification of what deems a system 'critical' can be intricate. To provide clarity, new cybersecurity regulations have been introduced, presenting the concept of digital managed services. These services encompass security monitoring, managed network facilities, and even the outsourcing of vital business processes intrinsic to the reliability and availability of Critical National Infrastructures (CNIs).

In today's digital age, no chain in the ecosystem – be it processes, organizations, or distributors – is immune to potential cyber threats. These attacks, growing exponentially in both frequency and complexity, can target any aspect involved in creating and delivering final solutions or products for CNIs. Such threats underscore the need for robust information security technology, especially as industries rapidly transition to cloud-based storage and third-party tech solutions, adding another layer of vulnerability.

With cyber threats being recognized as a major global risk, understanding and addressing the challenges in securing our digital infrastructures is more crucial than ever.

Prof. Leandros A. Maglaras
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Cybersecurity & Privacy, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen