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Threat awareness for critical infrastructures resilience

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Threat awareness for critical infrastructures resilience. / Gouglidis, Antonios; Green, Benjamin; Busby, Jeremy Simon; Rouncefield, Mark Francis; Hutchison, David; Schauer, Stefan.

Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM), 2016 8th International Workshop on. 9781467390248 : IEEE, 2016.

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Gouglidis, A, Green, B, Busby, JS, Rouncefield, MF, Hutchison, D & Schauer, S 2016, Threat awareness for critical infrastructures resilience. in Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM), 2016 8th International Workshop on. IEEE, 9781467390248, International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, 13/09/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/RNDM.2016.7608287

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Gouglidis, A., Green, B., Busby, J. S., Rouncefield, M. F., Hutchison, D., & Schauer, S. (2016). Threat awareness for critical infrastructures resilience. In Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM), 2016 8th International Workshop on IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RNDM.2016.7608287

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Gouglidis A, Green B, Busby JS, Rouncefield MF, Hutchison D, Schauer S. Threat awareness for critical infrastructures resilience. In Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM), 2016 8th International Workshop on. 9781467390248: IEEE. 2016 https://doi.org/10.1109/RNDM.2016.7608287

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Gouglidis, Antonios ; Green, Benjamin ; Busby, Jeremy Simon ; Rouncefield, Mark Francis ; Hutchison, David ; Schauer, Stefan. / Threat awareness for critical infrastructures resilience. Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM), 2016 8th International Workshop on. 9781467390248 : IEEE, 2016.

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