From Fortress to Resilience

  • Sandro BolognaEmail author
  • Alessandro Fasani
  • Maurizio Martellini
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


“From Fortress to Resilience” written by Maurizio Martellini, Sandro Bologna and Alessandro Fasani, outlines firstly the need for differentiating approaches between dealing with cyber attacks against critical infrastructures, that must be dealt by engineers, and cyber attacks against government infrastructures and institutions, that must be dealt by the intelligence. The paper then focuses on the imperative of moving from a “fortress” to a “resilience” approach, that’s to say from a preventive, passive defense to an holistic one that can adapt to diverse cyber attacks and can recover and recover quickly when systems are damaged.


Critical Infrastructure Sovereign State Acceptable Definition Resilience Approach Critical Infrastructure Protection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandro Bologna
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessandro Fasani
    • 2
  • Maurizio Martellini
    • 3
  1. 1.IWG and Italian Association of Critical Infrastructures’ ExpertsRomeItaly
  2. 2.Landau Network-Centro VoltaComoItaly
  3. 3.IWG and Landau Network-Centro VoltaComoItaly

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