Future Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures

Volume 159 of the series Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering pp 191-196


The Terrorist Threat to the Critical Information Infrastructure in South East Europe

  • Metodi Hadji-JanevAffiliated withMilitary Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski”, Goce Delcev University Email author 
  • , Mitko BogdanoskiAffiliated withMilitary Academy “General Mihailo Apostolski”, Goce Delcev University

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The rise of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the age of globalization significantly affects SEE (South Eastern European) security. Although these technologies help the region of SEE to become more interconnected, interrelated and thus, boost the SEE countries’ commodity, prosperity and competitiveness put in security context, these technologies have increased unpredictability, complexity and the threats to the SEE security. In this line, as to the rest of the world, modern terrorism represents an inevitable burden of the SEE governments’ security. Today, it is more than clear that modern terrorist groups and individuals exploit cyberspace to achieve strategic advantage against the mightier enemies. Therefore, based on the recent experience the article explains how and in which way terrorist use of a cyberspace could affect CII (critical information infrastructure) in the region of SEE. Giving the specific dynamics in the region, article first explains how terrorists’ use of modern ICT and cyberspace serves to accomplish their strategic agenda. Then it explains how terrorist could affect CIIs in the region of SEE and thus affect the overall SEE regions’ security.


Critical information infrastructure Terrorism Cyberspace South East Europe