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Challenges for critical infrastructure resilience: cascading effects of payment system disruptions
University of Skövde.
Linköping University.
Combitech.
Stockholm University.
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2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference, ISCRAM, 2017, Vol. 2017-May, p. 281-292Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Critical infrastructures become more and more entangled and rely extensively on information technology. A deeper insight into the relationships between critical infrastructures enables the actors involved to more quickly understand the severity of information technology disruptions and to identify robust cross-functional mitigating actions. This study illustrates how and why disruptions in the payment system in Sweden could create cascading effects in other critical infrastructures with potentially severe consequences for many citizens, government institutions and companies. Data from document studies, interviews and workshops with field experts reveal seven challenges for collective cross-functional critical infrastructure resilience that need to be dealt with: 1)Shortage of food, fuel, cash, medicine; 2) Limited capacity of alternative payment solutions; 3) Cities are more vulnerable than the countryside; 4) Economically vulnerable groups in society are more severely affected; 5)Trust maintenance needs; 6) Crisis communication needs; 7) Fragmentation of responsibility for critical infrastructures across many actors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISCRAM, 2017. Vol. 2017-May, p. 281-292
Keywords [en]
Collective resilience, Critical infrastructures, Payment system, Resilience
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30488Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85030706059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30488DiVA, id: diva2:1083923
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14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, May 21-24, Albi, France
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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