Airports as Critical Transportation Infrastructures Increasingly Impacted by Cyberattacks: A Case Study

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 470)


The current state of cyber security in today’s critical infrastructures reveals that there have been a limited but growing number of incidents in which the defences of safety-critical applications have been penetrated. In this work we concentrate on airports’ infrastructures and investigate how airport authorities are concerned with emerging terrorist threats, such as cyber threats, against airport installations and systems, and security gain and risk perception of passengers. A review of actual attacks and real issues in the airport infrastructures allowed us to build projections or potential future scenarios. In the context of the present research, we analyzed in a deeper detail these factors, developed an emerging threat scenario, and calibrated a prediction model on our findings.


Airport Security Cyberthreat Transport Infrastructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deep BlueRomeItaly
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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