Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.7)
Jeffrey Voas , Science Applications International
Phil Laplante , Penn State University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2009.4
As cyberspace has evolved into a large, dynamic, and tangled web of computing devices, engineers often fail to design in dependability properties—such as stability, robustness, and security—at the system level. Consequently, unintentional and malevolent actions taken in cyberspace have affected critical infrastructures in the physical world. These disturbances and systems' resultant undependable behavior can progress and spread like infectious disease-like cyberpandemics.
Cyperpandemics, critical infrastructures, dependability, it all depends, reliability
Jeffrey Voas, Phil Laplante, "Cyberpandemics: History, Inevitability, Response", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.7, no. 1, pp. 63-67, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.4