Can Raster be used for cyber security?

18-11-2019 21:51

Raster was designed to assess availability risks for telecommunication services. Using Raster the physical design of telecommunication services is made visible, so that vulnerabilities of all its components can be elaborated. The causes of disruptions can be natural (storms, floods), unintended human actions (operator mistakes), or malicious actions (sabotage, cybercrime, hacking).

Cybercrime can therefore be assessed using Raster, provided that it leads to outages. Many cyber attacks do not lead to disruption of service but to, for example, loss of confidential data. Raster is not an appropriate tool to assess these risks.

 An extension of the Raster method is currently being prepared, to make Raster applicable to risks that do not concern outages.

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