Threat, vulnerability, values, and damage

Cyberattacks and cybersecurity as a subject of technology assessment

Keywords: cybersecurity, cyberattacks, critical infrastructures, resilience


The annual monetary costs incurred worldwide by cyberattacks are growing steadily and are on a scale comparable to the budgets of entire countries. Cyberattacks affect individuals, businesses, public institutions, authorities, and governments; they affect an infrastructure without which modern societies can hardly function. But ensuring cybersecurity can lead to conflicts of interest. Technologies used to ensure the security and resilience of this infrastructure should therefore be a subject of technology assessment.
How to Cite
WEBER, K.; CHRISTEN, M.; HERRMANN, D. Threat, vulnerability, values, and damage. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 29, n. 1, p. 11-15, 1 Apr. 2020.