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Cyberspace and Critical Information Infrastructures





Every economy of an advanced nation relies on information systems and interconnected networks, thus in order to ensure the prosperity of a nation, making cyberspace a secure place becomes as crucial as securing society. Cyber security means ensuring the safety of this cyberspace from threats which can take different forms, such as stealing secret information from national companies and government institutions, attacking infrastructure vital for the functioning of the nation or attacking the privacy of the single citizen. The critical information infrastructure (CII) represents the indispensable "nervous system", that allow modern societies to work and live. Besides, without it, there would be no distribution of energy, no services like banking or finance, no air traffic control and so on. But at the same time, in the development process of CII, security was never considered a top priority and for this reason they are subject to a high risk in relation to the organized crime.

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  • Dan COLESNIUC, 2013. "Cyberspace and Critical Information Infrastructures," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(4), pages 123-132.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:17:y:2013:i:4:p:123-132

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