Critical Infrastructure Protection in Network Industries

Recent disasters evidence that failures in key infrastructures may result in severe economic, environmental, and social losses, even human casualties. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that governments worldwide are increasingly concerned about robustness and resiliency of national and regional infrastructures to natural disasters, operational accidents and other disruptive events. This mounting political attention has resulted into numerous national and regional initiatives that aim to identify, designate, and protect critical infrastructures that underpin our daily life.

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly is dedicated on the theory, and practice of critical infrastructure protection (CIP). The issue’s articles show that network industries produce several products and services that are vital for the modern societies, and that these industries are vulnerable to disruptions

We hope you’ll enjoy reading this theme issue and find the articles interesting and though-provoking.