Philip J. Boyle, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo wrote a brief summary of our March 6th workshop on Critical Infrastructure in Context for the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS).

In the article Boyle notes that “in focusing on questions of competition, complexity and trust, the workshop provided useful insights into how market structures inhibit or support the provision of infrastructure security in a variety of sectors.” He also notes that further research in the area might try to address critical questions such as “how the planned privatization and diversification of infrastructure sectors in the past generated the complex terrain of competitive firms now problematized within contemporary policy frameworks” and  ”how information and communications technologies are rapidly becoming the meta-infrastructure upon which all other infrastructures depend.”

Dr. Boyle’s full synopsis can be read on the TSAS website.