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Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective

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Mobile Networks in Resilient and Cyber-Secure Critical Infrastructure for Digital Future

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31 December 2024

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Dr. Francesco Flammini, Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Dr. Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Dr. Ioanna Kantzavelou, University of West Attica, Greece
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Mobile Networks in Resilient and Cyber-Secure Critical Infrastructure for Digital Future

The integration of mobile networks within critical infrastructure is pivotal for establishing a resilient and cyber-secure foundation that underpins the digital future. In the contemporary landscape, where reliance on digital technologies is ubiquitous, the role of mobile networks extends beyond conventional communication to becoming a linchpin for the functionality and protection of critical systems. These networks enable seamless connectivity and real-time data exchange, forming the backbone for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in sectors such as energy, transportation, and healthcare. The resilience of mobile networks ensures consistent and uninterrupted services even in the face of disruptions, whether caused by natural disasters, cyber-attacks, or other unforeseen events. Cybersecurity, an increasingly paramount concern, is intricately woven into the fabric of mobile network infrastructure for critical operations. Implementation of robust encryption, intrusion detection systems, and secure authentication protocols safeguards against cyber threats, ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of sensitive data. As we navigate towards a digital future, the synergy of resilient and cyber-secure mobile networks within critical infrastructure not only facilitates efficient operations but also fortifies the foundation upon which the next phase of technological evolution can confidently unfold.

Despite the significant benefits of integrating mobile networks into resilient and cyber-secure critical infrastructure for the digital future, there are several challenges that need to be addressed, including cybersecurity threats, interoperability, resilience to physical threats, privacy concern, technological obsolescence, etc. Addressing these challenges requires a comprehensive and adaptive approach that combines technology, policy, and collaboration among stakeholders to strengthen the resilience and cybersecurity posture of mobile networks in critical infrastructure for the digital future. Potential topics included, but not limited,


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