Cyber Security and Resilience of Modern Societies: A Research Management Architecture

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 38, p.93-108 (2017)


bio-integrated systems, Comprehensive approach, Cybersecurity, drone, ERP, industrial control systems, R&T management, resilience, systems of systems, UxVs


Advanced information and communications technologies (ICT) facilitate the increase of effectiveness and efficiency of defence and security organizations, governmental services, the economy, and quality of life, while at the same time providing opportunities for malicious actors to cause significant damage without exercising physical coercion. Policies for security and resilience of modern societies to threats and risks from the cyberspace account for foreseen cyber threats, their immediate impact on ICT infrastructure, consequent effects on critical services, as well as cascading effects across systems and infrastructures. This paper presents the architecture used to plan and, consequently, manage cybersecurity research in Bulgaria. It covers five application areas (information management systems; industrial control systems; unmanned and remotely piloted vehicles; bio-integrated systems; and cognitive processes and decision-making), the study of systems of systems, and support to the formulation and implementation of cybersecurity policy.

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