Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security

I strongly advocate that professors...examine this book with the intention of using it in their programs." (Computing Reviews.com, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should be equally valuable for current ...

Author: Ted G. Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118817636

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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"...excellent for use as a text in information assurance or cyber-security courses...I strongly advocate that professors...examine this book with the intention of using it in their programs." (Computing Reviews.com, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should be equally valuable for current practitioners...this book is a very worthwhile investment." (Homeland Security Watch, August 17, 2006) While the emphasis is on the development of policies that lead to successful prevention of terrorist attacks on the nation’s infrastructure, this book is the first scientific study of critical infrastructures and their protection. The book models the nation’s most valuable physical assets and infrastructure sectors as networks of nodes and links. It then analyzes the network to identify vulnerabilities and risks in the sector combining network science, complexity theory, modeling and simulation, and risk analysis. The most critical components become the focus of deeper analysis and protection. This approach reduces the complex problem of protecting water supplies, energy pipelines, telecommunication stations, Internet and Web networks, and power grids to a much simpler problem of protecting a few critical nodes. The new edition incorporates a broader selection of ideas and sectors and moves the mathematical topics into several appendices.

Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection 2nd Edition

Since the first edition of this book was published in 2009, significant changes have occurred in the security landscape, both domestically and internationally.

Author: Ryan K. Baggett

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853968

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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A compelling overview of the systems and strategies that have been implemented to safeguard U.S. resources from a plethora of threats, the vulnerabilities and security gaps in these infrastructure systems, and options to enable the future security of the homeland. • Provides a timely, relevant work that is crucial to understanding the current state of U.S. critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR) • Offers a comprehensive examination of foundations and contemporary issues within CISR, using various real-world incidents as focusing events • Analyzes the 16 critical infrastructure sectors for purposes of comparison, analysis, and discussion • Investigates various threats and hazards—manmade, natural, and technological—that specifically affect CISR • Summarizes updated federal legislation and doctrine in a clear and concise manner • Overviews academic, training, and career preparedness resources for those interested in the field • Includes learning objectives, key terms, and discussion questions in each chapter to facilitate the book's use in an academic environment

Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Because we rely so heavily on them, their security is paramount. This book takes a look at critical infrastructure and how we have and should protect it.

Author: Pamela Ann Collins

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0313351473

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Critical infrastructures are those aspects of our nation's economic, political, and social systems that we rely on so strongly that any serious disruption would cause significant harm. Because we rely so heavily on them, their security is paramount. This book takes a look at critical infrastructure and how we have and should protect it. Looking at our current vulnerabilities, protection plans, and security gaps, the authors offer a compelling overview of the various systems in place, and our options for the future, to keep our vital resources safe from terrorist attack.

Homeland Security and Private Sector Business

The challenge in combating terrorism is not that any of us could die tomorrow in an attack, but that we cannot seem to perform the basic functions of diagnosing and treating the problem so that it is manageable.

Author: Elsa Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420070797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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The challenge in combating terrorism is not that any of us could die tomorrow in an attack, but that we cannot seem to perform the basic functions of diagnosing and treating the problem so that it is manageable. Given this, and because public and private sector partnerships are critical to the success of this management, Homeland Security and Priva

Critical Infrastructure

Since the initial inception of this book, there have been significant strides to safeguard the operations of our world’s infrastructures.

Author: Robert S. Radvanovsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466503458

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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Since the initial inception of this book, there have been significant strides to safeguard the operations of our world’s infrastructures. In recent years, there has also been a shift to more fluid postures associated with resilience and the establishment of redundant infrastructure. In keeping with the fast-changing nature of this field, Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Third Edition has been revised and updated to reflect this shift in focus and to incorporate the latest developments. The book begins with the historical background of critical infrastructure and why it is important to society. It then explores the current trend in understanding the infrastructure’s sensitivity to impacts that flow through its networked environment. Embracing an "all-hazards approach" to homeland security, critical infrastructure protection and assurance, and emergency management, the authors examine: The National Response Framework (NRF) and how it can be applied globally The relationships between the public and private sectors, and the growing concept of public-private partnerships The shift from the need-to-know paradigm to one based on information sharing, and the nature of necessary controls as this shift continues The need for organizations to adopt resilient planning, implementation, and decision-making processes in order to respond to changes within the threat environment What, where, why, and how risk assessments are to be performed, and why they are needed The impact of new regulation, individually applied self-regulation, industry and government regulation, and law enforcement In the final chapters, the book discusses current information sharing and analysis centers (ISACs), distributed control systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and their challenges. It concludes by exploring current challenges associated with establishing a trusted network across various sectors—demonstrating how models of information can be categorized and communicated within trusted communities to better assure the public-private relationship.

Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security

I strongly advocate that professors ... examine this book with the intention of using it in their programs." (Computing Reviews.com, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should be equally valuable for current ...

Author: Theodore Gyle Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1118817648

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 376

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Critical Infrastructure Protection Risk Management and Resilience

The book will take a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding risk assessment and the challenges facing decision makers who must make risk assessment choices.

Author: Kelley Cronin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315310633

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Management covers the history of risk assessment, crtical infrastructure protection, and the various structures that make up the homeland security enterprise. The authors examine risk assessment in the public and private sectors, the evolution of laws and regulations, and the policy challenges facing the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. The book will take a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding risk assessment and the challenges facing decision makers who must make risk assessment choices.

Chemical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security

This new book, the third in a series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, helps chemical manufacturers and processors prevent the devastating effects of such an attack by providing sound security principles and measures that ...

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781591919452

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Malicious acts against or within the chemical industrial sector pose a significant threat to both the employees working in the industry, to the communities around them, and to the nation they serve. This new book, the third in a series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, helps chemical manufacturers and processors prevent the devastating effects of such an attack by providing sound security principles and measures that they can implement in their chemical facilities.