Informatik, TU Wien

Security challenges and proposals for the Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) of Commercial Ports

Seaports contain Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) - a combination of ICT and industrial control systems - that require protection from attacks, in order to ensure their effective and efficient operation.

Abstract

Seaports contain Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) -- a combination of ICT and industrial control systems -- that require protection from attacks,in order to ensure their effective and efficient operation. Ports are threatened by a plethora of both physical and cyber threats, which put their business at risk. This presentation will concentrate on the various weaknesses, challenges and open issues associated with the security and sustainability of a seaports' CII. Proposals will be provided that pave the way for further research activities in this societally important area, which may lead to a trustworthy, sustainable digital maritime market.

Biography

Dr. Nineta Polemi obtained a Degree in Applied Mathematics from Portland State University (USA) in 1984, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Coding Theory) from City University of New York (Graduate Centre) in 1991. From 1991 to 1996 she was an assistant professor (tenure track) in State University of New York at Farmingdale in the department of Mathematics. From 1996 to 2000, Dr Polemi was a senior researcher in ICCS. From 2000 to 2003 she acted as President of the BoD in Expertnet (www.expertnet.net.gr) and technical manager of the company from 2000-2004. She is now a Professor at the University of Piraeus R&D department. Her current research interests are in the fields of cryptology, security and e-business. She has over ninety publications in the above areas.

Note

This talk is part of the "Cyber Security Lecture Series" and organized by the Automation Systems Group at the Institute of Computer Aided Automation supported by the AIT Safety and Security Department.