An Achilles heel: denial of service attacks on Australian critical information infrastructures

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Christensen, Sharon, Caelli, William J., Duncan, William D. and Georgiades, Eugenia. 2010. "An Achilles heel: denial of service attacks on Australian critical information infrastructures." Information and Communications Technology Law. 19 (1), pp. 61-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600831003708059
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An Achilles heel: denial of service attacks on Australian critical information infrastructures

ERA Journal ID17157
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsChristensen, Sharon, Caelli, William J., Duncan, William D. and Georgiades, Eugenia
Journal TitleInformation and Communications Technology Law
Journal Citation19 (1), pp. 61-85
Number of Pages25
Year2010
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1360-0834
1469-8404
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13600831003708059
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13600831003708059
Abstract

Critical, or national, information infrastructure protection, referred to as either CIIP or NIIP, has been highlighted as a critical factor in overall national security by the United States, the United Kingdom, India and the European Community. As nations move inexorably towards so-called ‘digital economies’, critical infrastructure depends on information systems to process, transfer, store and exchange information through the Internet. Electronic attacks such as denial of service attacks on critical information infrastructures challenge the law and raise concerns. A myriad of issues potentially plague the protection of critical information infrastructures owing to the lack of legal regulation aimed at ensuring the protection of critical information infrastructures. This paper will highlight the legal concerns that relate to the denial of service attacks on critical information infrastructures and provide an introductory overview of the law as it relates to CIIP in Australia.

Keywordslegal framework and responses; critical information infrastructure protection; denial of service attacks
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460403. Data security and protection
460499. Cybersecurity and privacy not elsewhere classified
460609. Networking and communications
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