Start Date

3-10-2013 11:25 AM

End Date

3-10-2013 11:50 AM


Abstract: In the field of infrastructure security, there is significant definitional diversity of terms such as “vulnerable”, “resilient”, and even “risk”. Without clear definitions any derived metric will be similarly imprecise, and without metrics we can neither assess “vulnerability”,nor evaluate options for improvement. While research has made advances in metrics applied to homogeneous systems, adequate modelling of inhomogeneous (more than one service transmitted) and interconnected infrastructures (that supply goods and services to end-users), is generally regarded as being computationally intractable. This paper specifically considers the possibility of characterising end-user “exposure” of a complex technological system, and developing a metric for “exposure” that would allow evaluation of options for improvement in end-user security.


Robertston, L.J. (2014). Technological Vulnerability: Parameters And Definitions. In: Campbell P. and Perez P. (Eds), Proceedings of the International Symposium of Next Generation Infrastructure, 1-4 October 2013, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, Australia.


Oct 3rd, 11:25 AM Oct 3rd, 11:50 AM

Technological Vulnerability: Parameters And Definitions