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Explains what is meant by critical national infrastructure and why it is important in critical systems engineering

Explains what is meant by critical national infrastructure and why it is important in critical systems engineering

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  • 1. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 1 Critical national infrastructure Ian Sommerville
  • 2. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 2 What is infrastructure? • This national infrastructure is made up of networks, systems, sites , facilities and businesses that deliver goods and services to citizens, businesses, pu blic bodies and government.
  • 3. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 3 Infrastructure services • Power, water, wast e disposal, the internet, transport networks, • Government services, financial services, emergenc y services, hospitals etc.
  • 4. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 4 Physical infrastructure • National physical infrastructure is a set of networks that facilitate the movement of people, goods, e nergy, water, wa ste, data, etc. around a
  • 5. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 5 Infrastructure networks • Transport • Energy • Communication s • Data • Water • Waste
  • 6. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 6 Organisational infrastructure • Financial services • Medical services • Emergency services • Government services • Food supply © Dwight Burdette
  • 7. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 7 Digital infrastructure • Hardware and software systems and networks on which businesses and society depends – Fibre communication links – Mobile phone and data network – Data centres and servers – ISPs
  • 8. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 8 Critical infrastructure • Assets which are part of the national and organisational infrastructure whose availability is essential to the delivery of infrastructure services and whose unavailability has significant human, social and economic consequences.
  • 9. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 9 Critical infrastructure • Critical infrastructure assets include – Structures and buildings – Networks – Computer-based systems – Organisations
  • 10. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 10 Critical assets • Not all components of the national infrastructure are critical elements • Criticality does not just depend on the type of facility but also on the number of people affected or other consequences if the facility is damaged or unavailable and cannot easily be replaced.
  • 11. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 11 © Kenneth Iwelumo. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heathrow_Terminal_5C_Iwelumo-1.jpg
  • 12. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 12 © Gareth James. www.world-airport-codes.com
  • 13. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 13 Landline Phones Mobile Telecommunicatio ns Postal Services Broadcast Communications Ambulance Fire and Rescue Marine Police Communication s Food Emergency Services Energy Electricity Gas Oil Fuel Production Processing Import Distribution Retail
  • 14. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 14 Health and Social Care Finance Government Health Transport Water Payment, Clearing and Settlement Systems Public Finances Markets and Exchanges Central Government Parliament Devolved Administrations Regional and Local Authorities Maritime Aviation Land (Road and rail) Potable water supply Dams Waste Water Services
  • 15. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 15 Critical infrastructure systems • Our infrastructure is controlled and managed by a wide range of interacting, computer-based systems • Businesses and essential services to citizens are completely dependent on our ‘digital infrastructure’ • Therefore, all of the systems involved in critical infrastructure management are critical software-intensive systems
  • 16. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 16 Summary • National infrastructure is a set of services such as energy, communications and medical services on which society depends. • Critical national infrastructure are those assets which are needed to deliver these services whose unavailability has serious social consequences. • Software-intensive systems are used to manage, organize and control our critical national infrastructure so these are critical systems.
  • 17. Critical national infrastructure introduction video Slide 17 slideshare.com/so mmerville-videos

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