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Governing Critical ICT: Elements that Require Attention

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Scientific publication
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European Journal of Risk Regulation (Special Issue on Symposium on Critical Infrastructures: Risk, Responsibility and Liability), 263-270
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With respect to critical information and communication technologies (ICT), nations most often declare their national critical infrastructure to include telecommunication services and in some cases

critical services offered by key Internet Service Providers (ISP). This paper debates whether nations, their policy-makers, legislation and regulation largely overlook and fail to properly govern the full set of ICT elements and services critical to the functioning of their nation. The related societal and economical risk, however, needs to be closely mitigated, managed and governed. Legal and regulatory obligations to increase the ICT resilience may sometimes encourage this process.

Supertargets : Verkenning naar voorspellende en verklarende factoren voor slachtofferschap van cybercriminaliteit

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Report
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TNO Soesterberg
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This report describers a literature into predictive and causal factors of cyber victimisation.

Results will be integrated to gain insight into generic behavioral and personality characteristics of individuals who have become victims of cyber criminality. This knowledge should form the basis for technical of behavioral interventions aimed to counter victimization. [Deze rapportage beschrijft een literatuuronderzoek naar voorspellende en verklarende factoren van slachtofferschap van cybercriminaliteit. De resultaten zullen worden geïntegreerd om inzicht te verkrijgen in generieke gedrags- en persoonlijkheidskenmerken van mensen die slachtoffer zijn van (cyber) criminaliteit. Dit inzicht in generieke gedrags- en persoonlijkheidskenmerken vormt de basis voor effectieve technische of gedragsinterventies om slachtofferschap tegen te gaan.]

Disentangling Wicked Problems: A Reflexive Approach Towards Resilience Governance

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Book
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Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity – From Problem Framing to Problem Solving. A.J. Masys (Ed.), 91-105. Springer, Switserland.
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This chapter discusses the complex challenge of dealing with diverging threats in our contemporary hyper-connected society.

In recent decades, resilience has become a key notion that has been adopted by policy-makers and academia to embrace the changing risk our society faces. Yet the traditional, modernist rational logic that dominates approaches to resilience management, does not fit with the problem at hand. In this chapter we argue that societal challenges in the current era require a paradigm shift: we need novel perspectives on how to approach the governance of risks and the societal implementation of resolutions. We will argue that the recent focus shift from risk assessment to resilience enhancement in many disaster management communities is an important aspect of this paradigm shift, but that it is by itself not enough to deal with the ‘wickedness’ of today’s complexity.

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