Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity in Chile: Guidelines for Consensus

Felipe A. Lopez, David Ruete, Gustavo Gatica

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Adequately defining Critical Infrastructure is key to an adequate national cybersecurity strategy; however, the concept has dimensions that have not been considered in its design. Science, Technology and Society studies (STS) can contribute to a transversal and interdisciplinary vision for the development of this concept. This requires increasing the number of actors in its design and development and involving society as a whole, to democratize the implementation of a national cybersecurity strategy that properly defines its critical infrastructure. The research shows cybersecurity as a socio-technical object that needs to be explained in its technical and social dimensions. As a case study, the process of defining Critical Infrastructure in Chile is followed, sector definitions are compared and the impact on industries and society is shown. Finally, it refers to the relationship between critical infrastructure and critical information infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
JournalRISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao
Issue numberSpecial Issue E43
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Policy
  • Democracy
  • Risks


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