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A Fuzzy WASPAS-Based Approach to Determine Critical Information Infrastructures of EU Sustainable Development

Zenonas Turskis (), Nikolaj Goranin (), Assel Nurusheva () and Seilkhan Boranbayev ()
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Zenonas Turskis: Institute of Sustainable Construction, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
Nikolaj Goranin: Faculty of Fundamental Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
Assel Nurusheva: Department of Information Systems, L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Satpayev st., 2, 010008 Astana, Kazakhstan
Seilkhan Boranbayev: Department of Information Systems, L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Satpayev st., 2, 010008 Astana, Kazakhstan

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 2, 1-25

Abstract: Critical information infrastructure exists in different sectors of each country. Its loss or sustainability violation will lead to a negative impact on the supply of essential services, as well as on the social or economic well-being of the population. It also may even pose a threat to people’s health and lives. In the modern world, such infrastructure is more vulnerable and unstable than ever, due to rapid technological changes, and the emergence of a new type of threat—information threats. It is necessary to determine which infrastructure are of crucial importance when decision-makers aim to achieve the reliability of essential infrastructure. This article aims to solve the problem of ensuring the sustainable development of EU countries in terms of identifying critical information infrastructures. Integrated multi-criteria decision-making techniques based on fuzzy WASPAS and AHP methods are used to identify essential information infrastructures, which are related to a new type of potential threat to national security. The paper proposes a model for identifying critical information infrastructures, taking into account the sustainable development of countries.

Keywords: MCDM; critical information infrastructures; fuzzy; AHP; WSM; WASPAS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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