Critical infrastructure - what is it, and what are the implications?

Anders Hansen Henten, Iwona Windekilde

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concept of critical infrastructure and the various interpretations and aspects of the term in order to better understand the potential implications of such interpretations. There is no common understanding of what critical infrastructure is and what infrastructures we are talking about when using the term critical infrastructure. Some would say that we are missing a clear definition of what critical infrastructure is. However, the question is whether we will ever have such a definition that everyone agrees to, as the concept is used with different purposes. What we can determine is how the concept is used and what the purposes and potential implications are.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 13th CMI Conference on Cybersecurity and Privacy (CMI) - Digital Transformation - Potentials and Challenges
EditorsIdongesit Williams
Number of pages9
Publication date20 Jan 2021
Article number9322690
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-9057-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-9056-3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2021
Event13 Annual CMI Conference - AAU CPH - online, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Nov 202027 Nov 2020
Conference number: 13


Conference13 Annual CMI Conference
LocationAAU CPH - online


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