Title: Critical Infrastructure Protection

Year of Publication: Jun - 2014
Page Numbers: 33-39
Authors: George S. Oreku, Joseph E. Mbowe
Conference Name: The International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2014)
- Czech Republic


The protection of Critical Infrastructures (CIs) has become one of the most cutting-edge research areas in recent years. There has been considerable effort and expenditure since 9/11 on the protection of ‘Critical National Infrastructure’ against different attacks. This is because information is out of control of the owner. The traditional device – centric security systems are not efficient enough and information telecommunications services require security measures in three domains: information storage, processing and transmission. We present the fundamental model components of critical control systems which manage most critical infrastructures. We address some of the security solutions to modern critical control systems followed by protection solutions that can be deployed to mitigate attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities.