ITA [Hrsg.], (2018) How vulnerable are critical infrastructures? ITA dossier no. 33en (March 2018; Authors: Stefan Strauß, Jaro Krieger-Lamina, Walter Peissl).
-> Today, social and economic processes are highly dependent on different technologies and their interaction. -> Critical infrastructures are therefore the 'main artery' of the digitally networked society and their functionality is essential for the provision of services of general interest. -> System failures due to external risk factors, errors inherent to the system or unknown weak points can seriously impair the stability of societal processes. -> The creation of effective security measures requires above all a greater awareness of the previously underestimated problem of system dependencies.
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