Keywords: risk, vulnerability, sustainability, governance, critical infrastructures
Risks, vulnerability, sustainability and governance: a new landscape for critical infrastructures
It is becoming clear that sustainable development is, sometimes, obstructed by new risks and vulnerabilities, such as SARS, HIV, terrorist attacks etc. There is a need to outline and identify the current new trends, dependability and governance rules in order to properly model critical infrastructures for greater safety and operational performance. The present paper addresses the need for a comprehensive understanding of the management and evolution of critical infrastructures, when facing complex topology and various cultural environments.