critical infrastructure

What is critical infrastructure?

critical infrastructure meaning in Internet terms is
Definition: The systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to society that the incapacity or destruction of such may have a debilitating impact on the security, economy, public health or safety, environment, or any combination of these matters.
Related Term(s): key resource
Adapted from: National Infrastructure Protection Plan


reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies