Chief Editor
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD
Editorial Board
  • Prof. Christina Nikolova, PhD - UNWE
  • Prof. Elka Todorova, DSc. - UNWE
  • Prof. Maya Lambovska, DSc. - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Todor Nedev, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Dorina Kabakchieva, PhD - UNWE
  • Assoc. Prof. Paskal Zhelev, PhD - UNWE
Scientific Secretary
  • Assoc. Prof. Aleksandar Valkov, PhD - UNWE
  • Assist. Prof. Veselina Lyubomirova, PhD - UNWE
International Editorial Board
  • Damian Stantchev, PhD
    Edinburgh NAPIER University, UK

  • Ivaylo Vassilev, PhD
    University of Southampton,UK

  • Prof. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, PhD
    Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Riga

  • Milan Zdravkovic
    University of Niš, Serbia

  • Prof. Niculae Mihaita, PhD
    Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Prof. Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, PhD
    UNINOVA institute, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Belás, PhD
    Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

  • Prof. John Rijsman, PhD
    Tilburg University

  • Prof. Ing. Zdenek Dvorák, PhD
    University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

  • Prof. Zoran Cekerevac, PhD
    “Union – Nikola Tesla” University in Belgrade, Serbia

Cybersecurity in the Transportation of Energy Resources
year 2021
Issue 2

Cybersecurity in the Transportation of Energy Resources


Technical constraints in the field of transport of energy resources following the digitization are particularly relevant in the case of critical infrastructure and Industry 4.0. Since all industrial facilities, of the sector like petrochemical pipelines, expensive to build and designed without any particular form of protection against cyber-attacks, followed a plug-in approach: new technologies have been added on top of existing layers to ensure compatibility and as such became exposed to cyber-attacks. Cyberattacks on energy plants and transportation means could become the most serious threat to any country’s national security, to the impact on the population and the physical destruction of structures, usually in an extremely wide area.

The paper justifies and sums up some steps that both governments and industry should follow and plan for: a) creating instruments and structures in place for conducting strategic intelligence prior to attacks on the network b) invest in designing programs that will raise the awareness of the potential threats and will map out the weak points c) boost collaboration and industry partnerships to address the increasing convergence of physical and virtual threats.

JEL: O14, F63


IoT, transport, energy resources, cyber-security, intelligent pipelines, cyber-attacks
Download YB.2021.2.10.pdf

ISSN (print): 1312-5486
ISSN (online): 2534-8949