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Critical Infrastructures Protection: Research Agendas for Information Systems Security

Published

Author(s)

Stuart W. Katzke, A Oldehoeft, Shirley M. Radack

Abstract

Several national studies have examined the vulnerabilities and threats to the critical infrastructures upon which the United States depends for its national defense and economic growth, and have addressed measures needed to protect the critical infrastructures. These include systems for energy, banking and finance, transportation, human services, and telecommunications. Telecommunications and information systems interconnect the critical infrastructures, making them interdependent to one anther and vulnerable to new threats, both domestic and international. When the interconnecting telecommunications and information systems fail to perform properly, the critical infrastructures are at risk. This paper summarizes the findings and recommendations related to computer and information security developed by the President s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the National Science and Technology Council, and the Computer Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council. Details of the research agendas developed by these three groups are presented for those aspects dealing with computer and information security. This paper does not attempt to synthesize a single agenda that bridges the substantial differences in philosophical approaches, emphases, and itemization of the research topics proposed, but provides summaries that may help researchers and system developers who wish to focus their attention on critical infrastructure protection problems.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Canadian Information Technology Security Symposium
Conference Dates
May 14-19, 1999
Conference Location
Ottawa
Conference Title
Canadian Information Technology Security Symposium

Keywords

critical infrastructures, information security, information systems, infrastructure protection, National Research Council, National Science and Technology Council, President's Commission on Critical Infra

Citation

Katzke, S. , Oldehoeft, A. and Radack, S. (1999), Critical Infrastructures Protection: Research Agendas for Information Systems Security, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Canadian Information Technology Security Symposium, Ottawa, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151187 (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created May 17, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017