Special Issue, Signals Journal

Critical Infrastructures are defined as 'assets, systems or part
thereof which are essential for the maintenance of vital societal
functions, health, safety, security, economic or social well-being of
people, and the disruption or destruction of which would have a
significant impact as a result of the failure to maintain those
functions.' Critical Infrastructures refer to a multitude of
sectors, including energy, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare
and public safety. Systems deployed within these sectors integrate
both information technologies and operational technologies, being
commonly reliant on legacy industrial control and cyber-physical
systems. Nevertheless, novel disruptive and enabling information and
communication technologies are increasingly integrated, increasing
connectivity and interdependencies, thus presenting security
professionals with significant challenges in maintaining and enhancing
the security and resilience of such infrastructures. This Special
Issue invites submissions that present innovative ideas, proof of
concepts, use cases, and results from a variety of topics relevant to
critical infrastructure cybersecurity and resilience, including (but
not limited to) the following ones:

Security Governance

  *   Security policies
  *   Risk analysis and management
  *   Vulnerability assessment and metrics
  *   Awareness, training, and simulation
  *   ICS/CPS security standards
  *   Privacy and Anonymity in ICS/CPS

System and Network Security

  *   Threat modelling
  *   Security architectures
  *   Access control
  *   Malware and cyber weapons
  *   Intrusion detection and visualization
  *   Defence in depth
  *   Monitoring and real-time supervision
  *   Applied cryptography
  *   Perimeter security
  *   Safety-security interactions
  *   Cybersecurity engineering
  *   Secure communication protocols
  *   Formal models for ICS/CPS security
  *   Hardware Security
  *   Resilient ICS/CPS
  *   Application Security
  *   Secure Firmware

Incident Response and Digital Forensics for ICS/CPS

  *   Forensics in ICS
  *   Incident Response
  *   Accountability

Case Studies

  * Case studies in the energy, utility, chemical, transportation,
      manufacturing, and other industrial and critical infrastructure

Please note that all of the submitted papers must be within the
general scope of the Signals journal.

Furthermore, we can currently invite contributions to the special
issue with a discount on publication fees. If you are working on
something relevant to the topics above, feel free to reach out to us.


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2021. 

Guest Editors
Dr. Vasileios Gkioulos
Dr. Marios Anagnostopoulos
Dr. Sandeep Pirbhulal
Dr. Georgios Spathoulas
Dr. Ajay Nehra

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