Critical infrastructure protection: The need for evolving standards: Mutating cyber-space and security issues in ITS

Published in: Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS), 2017 5th IEEE International Conference on


Current changes in ITS and the adoption of a collaborative paradigm in information systems generate a new and evolving cybernetic space of processes, operations and connections associated to new vulnerabilities and defense requirements. Innovative social abilities and functions in cognitive/artificial intelligence systems technologies and a cooperative approach to information gathering and processing. While there is no standard definition of cyber-space it refers to the domain of information flow and communication between computer systems and networks and includes physical as well as purely virtual elements. Cyber-security refers to the domain of systems playing a key role in the prevention or response to threats to critical operations and indicates prevention of or reaction to deliberate malicious acts undertaken via cyber-space to compromise a system directly or indirectly. In this field models accepted by a unified community are expected to evolve as expression and regulation of changing necessities and priorities to represent a stable and flexible basis for communication in terms of functional, technical, organisational or service provision specifications and procedures.