DNS as critical infrastructure, the energy system case study

E. Casalicchio, A.V. Gheorghe (Editor), M. Caselli, A. Coletta, I. Nai Fovino

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    Modern critical infrastructures (e.g., power plants, energy grids, oil pipelines, etc.), make nowadays extensive use of information and communication technologies (ICT). As a direct consequence their exposure to cyber-attacks is becoming a matter of public security. In this paper, we analyse a particular infrastructure, rarely considered as source of threats, on which indeed the majority of network based services rely: the domain name system. Taking as example the power system, we show how deeply a failure (accidental or malicious) of the DNS might impact on the operation of the modern and distributed critical infrastructure.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)111-129
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational journal of critical infrastructures
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • EWI-23847
    • IR-87589
    • METIS-300094

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