Critical Infrastructure Protection

Advances in Critical Infrastructure Protection: Information Infrastructure Models, Analysis, and Defense
Author: Javier Lopez,Roberto Setola,Stephen Wolthusen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642289193
Category: Computers
Page: 357
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The present volume aims to provide an overview of the current understanding of the so-called Critical Infrastructure (CI), and particularly the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII), which not only forms one of the constituent sectors of the overall CI, but also is unique in providing an element of interconnection between sectors as well as often also intra-sectoral control mechanisms. The 14 papers of this book present a collection of pieces of scientific work in the areas of critical infrastructure protection. In combining elementary concepts and models with policy-related issues on one hand and placing an emphasis on the timely area of control systems, the book aims to highlight some of the key issues facing the research community.

Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems

ESREL 2015
Author: Luca Podofillini,Bruno Sudret,Bozidar Stojadinovic,Enrico Zio,Wolfgang Kröger
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315648415
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 730
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Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems contains the Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, held 7-10 September 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. It includes about 570 papers accepted for presentation at the conference. These contributions focus on theories and methods in the area of risk, safety and reliability, and their applications to a wide range of industrial, civil and social sectors. The main goal of this book is to showcase the advancements in understanding, modeling and management of complex engineered systems. The book offers a multidisciplinary platform to address technological, societal and financial aspects of system safety and reliability. Emphasis is given to the intra- and interdependencies of functions and the cascading failures that characterize complex engineered systems. Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems (abstracts book 730 pages + full paper CD-ROM 4634 pages) will be of interest to academics and professionals involved or interested in aspect of risk, safety and reliability in various engineering areas.

An Investigation into the Detection and Mitigation of Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

Critical Information Infrastructure Protection
Author: S.V. Raghavan,E Dawson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9788132202776
Category: Computers
Page: 348
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Around the globe, nations face the problem of protecting their Critical Information Infrastructure, normally referred to as Cyber Space. In this monograph, we capture FIVE different aspects of the problem; High speed packet capture, Protection through authentication, Technology Transition, Test Bed Simulation, and Policy and Legal Environment. The monograph is the outcome of over three years of cooperation between India and Australia.

Darkweb Cyber Threat Intelligence Mining


Author: John Robertson,Ahmad Diab,Ericsson Marin,Vivin Paliath,Eric Nunes,Jana Shakarian,Paulo Shakarian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107185777
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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The important and rapidly emerging new field known as 'cyber threat intelligence' explores the paradigm that defenders of computer networks gain a better understanding of their adversaries by understanding what assets they have available for an attack. In this book, a team of experts examines a new type of cyber threat intelligence from the heart of the malicious hacking underworld - the dark web. These highly secure sites have allowed anonymous communities of malicious hackers to exchange ideas and techniques, and to buy/sell malware and exploits. Aimed at both cybersecurity practitioners and researchers, this book represents a first step toward a better understanding of malicious hacking communities on the dark web and what to do about them. The authors examine real-world darkweb data through a combination of human and automated techniques to gain insight into these communities, describing both methodology and results.

Concepts for Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection

Relating Y2K to CIP Research and Development
Author: David Mussington
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833031570
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 81
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Spending by the U.S. government and industry on activities toprevent the predicted year 2000 (Y2K) crisis amounted to approximately $100billion, and other global spending may have been even greater. Debatecontinues over whether this massive effort precluded catastrophic systemfailures or the fears were overstated to begin with. This report presentsthe findings of a RAND study that attempted to shed light on this debate byaddressing the following questions: What kind of event was the Y2K crisis?Was the massive and costly remediation effort justified? What lessons doesthe Y2K experience offer for critical infrastructure protection (CIP)? Whatdo these lessons imply for federal CIP research priorities? The study included a literature review, interviews with government andindustry computer experts, and a workshop involving participants in Y2Kremediation efforts from industry and government. The report summarizes theworkshop activities and synthesizes the key conclusions from all the projectactivities. It is concluded that new R&D approaches are required to dealwith complex and adaptive settings. Vulnerabilities resulting from systemcomplexity are expanding at a much faster pace than our means ofunderstanding them. At the same time, exploitation of infrastructurevulnerabilities for criminal, terrorist, or foreign adversary purposes is athreat that potentially has no boundaries. To make CIP more manageable,research is needed that provides real data and models for understandinghighly complex and uncertainty-laden environments. Such research should be ahigh federal priority and should be pursued aggressively.

Guide to Computer Network Security


Author: Joseph Migga Kizza
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319556061
Category: Computers
Page: 569
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This fully revised and updated new edition of the definitive text/reference on computer network and information security presents a comprehensive guide to the repertoire of security tools, algorithms and best practices mandated by the technology we depend on. Topics and features: highlights the magnitude of the vulnerabilities, weaknesses and loopholes inherent in computer networks; discusses how to develop effective security solutions, protocols, and best practices for the modern computing environment; examines the role of legislation, regulation, and enforcement in securing computing and mobile systems; describes the burning security issues brought about by the advent of the Internet of Things and the eroding boundaries between enterprise and home networks (NEW); provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to hands-on exercises; supplies additional support materials for instructors at an associated website.

Securing 'the Homeland'

Critical Infrastructure, Risk And (in)Security
Author: Myriam Anna Dunn,Kristian Sby Kristensen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415761932
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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This edited volume uses a e~constructivist/reflexivee(tm) approach to address critical infrastructure protection (CIP), a central political practice associated with national security. The politics of CIP, and the construction of the threat they are meant to counter, effectively establish a powerful discursive connection between that the traditional and normal conditions for day-to-day politics and the exceptional dynamics of national security. Combining political theory and empirical case studies, this volume addresses key issues related to protection and the governance of insecurity in the contemporary world. The contributors track the transformation and evolution of critical infrastructures (and closely related issues of homeland security) into a security problem, and analyze how practices associated with CIP constitute, and are an expression of, changing notions of security and insecurity. The book explores aspects of e~securitisatione(tm) as well as at practices, audiences, and contexts that enable and constrain the production of the specific form of governmentality that CIP exemplifies. It also explores the rationalities at play, the effects of these security practices, and the implications for our understanding of security and politics today.

Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures

A Modelling and Simulation Approach
Author: Roberto Setola,Vittorio Rosato,Elias Kyriakides,Erich Rome
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319510436
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 299
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book summarizes work being pursued in the context of the CIPRNet (Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network) research project, co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project is intended to provide concrete and on-going support to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) research communities, enhancing their preparedness for CI-related emergencies, while also providing expertise and technologies for other stakeholders to promote their understanding and mitigation of the consequences of CI disruptions, leading to enhanced resilience. The book collects the tutorial material developed by the authors for several courses on the modelling, simulation and analysis of CIs, representing extensive and integrated CIP expertise. It will help CI stakeholders, CI operators and civil protection authorities understand the complex system of CIs, and help them adapt to these changes and threats in order to be as prepared as possible for mitigating emergencies and crises affecting or arising from CIs.

Advances in Computer Science and its Applications

CSA 2013
Author: Hwa-Young Jeong,Mohammad S. Obaidat,Neil Y. Yen,James J. Jong Hyuk Park
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642416748
Category: Mathematics
Page: 749
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These proceedings focus on various aspects of computer science and its applications, thus providing an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in this and related areas. The book includes theory and applications alike.

Cyber War

The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
Author: Richard A. Clarke,Robert Knake
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061992399
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real.

Making the Nation Safer

The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309182720
Category: Political Science
Page: 440
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Vulnerabilities abound in U.S. society. The openness and efficiency of our key infrastructures â€" transportation, information and telecommunications systems, health systems, the electric power grid, emergency response units, food and water supplies, and others â€" make them susceptible to terrorist attacks. Making the Nation Safer discusses technical approaches to mitigating these vulnerabilities. A broad range of topics are covered in this book, including: Nuclear and radiological threats, such as improvised nuclear devices and “dirty bombs;†Bioterrorism, medical research, agricultural systems and public health; Toxic chemicals and explosive materials; Information technology, such as communications systems, data management, cyber attacks, and identification and authentication systems; Energy systems, such as the electrical power grid and oil and natural gas systems; Transportation systems; Cities and fixed infrastructures, such as buildings, emergency operations centers, and tunnels; The response of people to terrorism, such as how quality of life and morale of the population can be a target of terrorists and how people respond to terrorist attacks; and Linked infrastructures, i.e. the vulnerabilities that result from the interdependencies of key systems; In each of these areas, there are recommendations on how to immediately apply existing knowledge and technology to make the nation safer and on starting research and development programs that could produce innovations that will strengthen key systems and protect us against future threats. The book also discusses issues affecting the government’s ability to carry out the necessary science and engineering programs and the important role of industry, universities, and states, counties, and cities in homeland security efforts. A long term commitment to homeland security is necessary to make the nation safer, and this book lays out a roadmap of how science and engineering can assist in countering terrorism.

Analyzing Computer Security

A Threat/vulnerability/countermeasure Approach
Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 0132789469
Category: Computers
Page: 799
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A fresh new approach to computer security by the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing. • •Introduces computer security the way today's practitioners want to learn it: by identifying threats, explaining the vulnerabilities that cause them, and presenting effective countermeasures. •Contains up-to-date coverage of security management, risk analysis, privacy, controls, forensics, insider attacks, human factors, trust, and more. •Includes 273 problems and 192 illustrations. In this book, the authors of the 20-year best-selling classic Security in Computing take a fresh, contemporary, and powerfully relevant new approach to introducing computer security. Organized around attacks and mitigations, the Pfleegers' new Analyzing Computer Security will attract readers' attention by building on the high-profile security failures they may have already encountered in the popular media. Each section starts with an attack description. Next, the authors explain the vulnerabilities that have allowed this attack to occur. With this foundation in place, they systematically present today's most effective countermeasures for blocking or weakening the attack. One step at a time, readers progress from attack/problem/harm to solution/protection/mitigation, building the powerful real-world problem solving skills they need to succeed as information security professionals. Analyzing Computer Security themes throughout, including effective security management and risk analysis; economics and quantitative study; privacy, ethics, and laws; and the use of overlapping controls. The authors also present significant new material on computer forensics, insiders, human factors, and trust. addresses crucial contemporary computer security

Critical Information Infrastructure Security

Third International Workshop, CRITIS 2008, Rome, Italy, October 13-15, 2008
Author: Roberto Setola,Stefan Geretshuber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642035515
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2008, held in Rome, Italy, in October 2008. The 39 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 70 submissions. All the contributions highlight the current development in the field of Critical (Information) Infrastructures and their Protection. Specifically they emphasized that the efforts dedicated to this topic are beginning to provide some concrete results. Some papers illustrated interesting and innovative solutions devoted to understanding, analyzing and modeling a scenario composed by several heterogeneous and interdependent infrastructures. Furthermore, issues concerning crisis management scenarios for interdependent infrastructures have been illustrated. Encouraging preliminarily results have been presented about the development of new technological solutions addressing self-healing capabilities of infrastructures, that is regarded as one of the most promising research topics to improve the infrastructures’ resilience.

Cyber-Security and Threat Politics

US Efforts to Secure the Information Age
Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134086695
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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This book explores the political process behind the construction of cyber-threats as one of the quintessential security threats of modern times in the US. Myriam Dunn Cavelty posits that cyber-threats are definable by their unsubstantiated nature. Despite this, they have been propelled to the forefront of the political agenda. Using an innovative theoretical approach, this book examines how, under what conditions, by whom, for what reasons, and with what impact cyber-threats have been moved on to the political agenda. In particular, it analyses how governments have used threat frames, specific interpretive schemata about what counts as a threat or risk and how to respond to this threat. By approaching this subject from a security studies angle, this book closes a gap between practical and theoretical academic approaches. It also contributes to the more general debate about changing practices of national security and their implications for the international community.

Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management


Author: Christian N Madu,Chu-Hua Kuei
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9813207965
Category:
Page: N.A
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Climate change is increasingly of great concern to the world community. The earth has witnessed the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, changes in biodiversity, and more occurrences of natural disasters. Recently, scientists have begun to shift their emphasis away from curbing carbon dioxide emission to adapting to carbon dioxide emission. The increase in natural disasters around the world is unprecedented in earth's history and these disasters are often associated to climate changes. Many nations along the coastal lines are threatened by massive floods and tsunamis. Earthquakes are increasing in intensity and erosion and droughts are problems in many parts of the developing countries. This book is therefore to investigate ways to prepare and effectively manage these disasters and possibly reduce their impacts. The focus is on mitigation strategies and policies that will help to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. The book takes an in-depth look at climate change and its association to socio-economic development and cultures especially in vulnerable communities; and investigates how communities can develop resilience to disasters. A balanced and a multiple perspective approach to manage the risks associated with natural disasters is offered by engaging authors from the entire globe to proffer solutions.

Intelligence and Security Informatics

IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2005, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 19-20, 2005, Proceedings
Author: Paul Kantor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540259992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 674
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2005, held in Atlanta, GA, USA in May 2005. The 28 revised full papers, 34 revised short papers, and 32 poster abstracts presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on data and text mining, infrastructure protection and emergency response, information management and security education, deception detection and authorship analysis, monitoring and surveillance, and terrorism informatics.

Web Archiving


Author: Julien Masanès
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540463321
Category: Computers
Page: 234
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This book assembles contributions from computer scientists and librarians that altogether encompass the complete range of tools, tasks and processes needed to successfully preserve the cultural heritage of the Web. It combines the librarian’s application knowledge with the computer scientist’s implementation knowledge, and serves as a standard introduction for everyone involved in keeping alive the immense amount of online information.

Critical Infrastructure Protection II


Author: Mauricio Papa,Sujeet Shenoi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387885234
Category: Computers
Page: 278
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Critical Infrastructure Protection II describes original research results and innovative applications in the interdisciplinary field of critical infrastructure protection. Also, it highlights the importance of weaving science, technology and policy in crafting sophisticated solutions that will help secure information, computer and network assets in the various critical infrastructure sectors. This book is the second volume in the annual series produced by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.10 on Critical Infrastructure Protection, an international community of scientists, engineers, practitioners and policy makers dedicated to advancing research, development and implementation efforts focused on infrastructure protection. The book contains a selection of twenty edited papers from the Second Annual IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection held at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, USA in the spring of 2008.

Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace


Author: National Academy of Engineering,National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309185615
Category: Computers
Page: 328
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Given the growing importance of cyberspace to nearly all aspects of national life, a secure cyberspace is vitally important to the nation, but cyberspace is far from secure today. The United States faces the real risk that adversaries will exploit vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical information systems, thereby causing considerable suffering and damage. Online e-commerce business, government agency files, and identity records are all potential security targets. Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace examines these Internet security vulnerabilities and offers a strategy for future research aimed at countering cyber attacks. It also explores the nature of online threats and some of the reasons why past research for improving cybersecurity has had less impact than anticipated, and considers the human resource base needed to advance the cybersecurity research agenda. This book will be an invaluable resource for Internet security professionals, information technologists, policy makers, data stewards, e-commerce providers, consumer protection advocates, and others interested in digital security and safety.

Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis


Author: Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309159245
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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The events of September 11, 2001 changed perceptions, rearranged national priorities, and produced significant new government entities, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created in 2003. While the principal mission of DHS is to lead efforts to secure the nation against those forces that wish to do harm, the department also has responsibilities in regard to preparation for and response to other hazards and disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, and other "natural" disasters. Whether in the context of preparedness, response or recovery from terrorism, illegal entry to the country, or natural disasters, DHS is committed to processes and methods that feature risk assessment as a critical component for making better-informed decisions. Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis explores how DHS is building its capabilities in risk analysis to inform decision making. The department uses risk analysis to inform decisions ranging from high-level policy choices to fine-scale protocols that guide the minute-by-minute actions of DHS employees. Although DHS is responsible for mitigating a range of threats, natural disasters, and pandemics, its risk analysis efforts are weighted heavily toward terrorism. In addition to assessing the capability of DHS risk analysis methods to support decision-making, the book evaluates the quality of the current approach to estimating risk and discusses how to improve current risk analysis procedures. Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis recommends that DHS continue to build its integrated risk management framework. It also suggests that the department improve the way models are developed and used and follow time-tested scientific practices, among other recommendations.