Increase reliance on CII
Every modern nation in today’s world is increasingly dependent on Critical Infrastructures (CI) and Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). However, many still are unaware of the importance of protecting them.
The CI and CII have brought many wonderful benefits such as increasing connectivity, enabling remote monitoring, allowing more scalability and reliability as well as making services more affordable. However, any form of CI and CII breakdown can bring about significant adverse impacts that may jeopardize the benefits they bring.
CI-supported services such as those related to energy supplies, telecommunications, financial systems, drinking water and governments are inherently connected to societal functions like health, safety, security, economy and social well-being of people. On the other hand, Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) host and support critical information and (tele)communication networks that encompass mobile telephony and internet access services. Hence any disruption or destruction (in a worse case-scenario) of them can undoubtedly result in dire consequences to the public.