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By Roberto Setola, Vittorio Rosato, Elias Kyriakides, Erich Rome

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This e-book summarizes paintings being pursued within the context of the CIPRNet (Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience learn community) study venture, co-funded by means of the ecu Union below the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The undertaking is meant to supply concrete and on-going aid to the serious Infrastructure security (CIP) study groups, bettering their preparedness for CI-related emergencies, whereas additionally supplying services and applied sciences for different stakeholders to advertise their realizing and mitigation of the implications of CI disruptions, resulting in improved resilience. The booklet collects the educational fabric built by way of the authors for numerous classes at the modelling, simulation and research of CIs, representing huge and built-in CIP services. it is going to support CI stakeholders, CI operators and civil safety professionals comprehend the complicated method of CIs, and support them adapt to those adjustments and threats with a purpose to be as ready as attainable for mitigating emergencies and crises affecting or bobbing up from CIs.

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In this framework a metric for the level of functionality of an infrastructure is given by the sum of the functionality of the infrastructure components divided by the number of components. This approach has been used in [21] to analyze the interconnection of electric grid and telephony network: to investigate the effect, on the telephony network, of removing from the power distribution network one or two nodes, they introduce as metric the remaining fraction of functional telecommunication nodes.

To this end they introduced a tunable parameter that drives the networks from isolation to complete interdependency. In [50] it is addressed the problem of interdependent response dividing the problem into analysis of static topological properties, and analysis of the effects of those properties in dynamic response. Dynamic response is investigated through time-dependent properties such as network resilience and fragmentation modes. Using a small-world network model, variation of topological properties as a function of disruption severity is analyzed.

Cyber dependency potentially couples an infrastructure with every other infrastructure that uses the cyberspace, in spite of their nature, type or geographical location. A different, but similar, classification can be found in [9] where the authors consider: Physical, Geospatial, Policy, and Informational. Using a dataset on CI disruption incidents, empirical analysis [10, 11] showed that interdependencies—mutual dependencies—seldomly occur. Newer analysis shows that the only interdependencies that are mentioned in press reports occur at a lower, component or subsystem, level of abstraction.

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