The Internet has become essential for the exchange of information. Many user groups from different backgrounds and with different objectives depend on it to perform their daily tasks. Various activities are carried out via the Internet: between companies (B2B), between businesses and consumers (B2C), or between individuals who create their own virtual communities. Moreover, many companies are interconnecting their Information Technologies systems, including SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems, directly or indirectly to the Internet. At the same time, the use of the Internet is facing increasing risks regarding safety, reliability, privacy and security, in particular due to vulnerabilities induced by the increasing complexity of Internet-related applications. Therefore, new security and dependability mechanisms and techniques should be deployed to achieve an assurance level acceptable for critical domains such as transportation, health, defence, banking, critical infrastructures, etc.
In this context, dependability, security and privacy become a priority that should be addressed by all actors in research, industry, services and governments. These issues will be studied from different view points: research results, practical experiment and deployment, applications and case studies, etc. Different application domains are concerned: telemedicine, e-government, e-learning, e-commerce, critical infrastructures, etc. CRiSIS’2008 will be a forum for the participants to broaden professional contacts and for technical discussions on security and dependability issues.