Title

Modelling Robustness of Critical Infrastructure Networks

Abstract

Critical infrastructure networks are becoming increasingly interdependent. An attack or disaster in a network or on a single node in a network will affect the other networks dependent on it. Therefore, it is important to assess and understand the vulnerability of interdependent networks in the presence of natural disasters and malicious attacks that lead to cascading failures. We develop a framework to analyse the robustness of interdependent networks. Nodes and links in the interdependent networks are attacked based on the graph centrality metrics. We apply our framework on critical infrastructure network data. Our results indicate that the importance of critical infrastructure varies depending on the attack strategy.

Meeting Name

11th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) (2015: Mar. 24-27, Kansas City, MO)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Directed Graphs; Disasters; Public Works; Robustness (Control Systems); Attack Strategies; Cascading Failures; Centrality; Graph Centralities; Infrastructure Networks; Malicious Attack; Natural Disasters; Resilience; Critical Infrastructures

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781479977956

Electronic OCLC #

917875204

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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