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Development of Information Security-Focused Incident Prevention Measures for Critical Information Infrastructure in Japan

  • Hideaki Kobayashi
  • Kenji Watanabe
  • Takahito Watanabe
  • Yukinobu Nagayasu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6027)

Abstract

In recent years, the dilemma of cyber attacks by malicious third parties targeting security vulnerabilities in information and communication systems has emerged, resulting in security incidents. This situation suggests that the establishment of proactive efforts and recurrence prevention measures are becoming imperative, especially in critical infrastructure sectors.This paper provides an analysis of 58 security incident cases, which occurred in critical infrastructures worldwide and were published in media. The purpose of the analysis is to conclude to a valid list of recurrence prevention measures that constitute good practices.

Keywords

Information security Critical Information Infrastructure security Security vulnerabilities Security incidents 

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References

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    NISC: The First National Strategy on Information Security - Toward the creation of a trustworthy society, http://www.nisc.go.jp/eng/pdf/national_strategy_001_eng.pdf
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideaki Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Kenji Watanabe
    • 2
  • Takahito Watanabe
    • 1
  • Yukinobu Nagayasu
    • 1
  1. 1.Security Engineering Laboratory, IT Security CenterInformation-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA)TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Nagaoka University of TechnologyNiigataJapan

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