Critical Infrastructure Protection In Homeland Security Defending A Networked Nation

Author: Ted G. Lewis
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 111881763X
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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.


Critical Infrastructure Protection In Homeland Security Defending A Networked Nation

Author: Ted G. Lewis
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471786284
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A scientific approach to the new field of critical infrastructure protection


This book offers a unique scientific approach to the new field of critical infrastructure protection: it uses network theory, optimization theory, and simulation software to analyze and understand how infrastructure sectors evolve, where they are vulnerable, and how they can best be protected. The author demonstrates that infrastructure sectors as diverse as water, power, energy, telecommunications, and the Internet have remarkably similar structures. This observation leads to a rigorous approach to vulnerability analysis in all of these sectors. The analyst can then decide the best way to allocate limited funds to minimize risk, regardless of industry sector.

The key question addressed in this timely book is: What should be protected and how? The author proposes that the answer lies in allocating a nation's scarce resources to the most critical components of each infra-structure--the so-called critical nodes. Using network theory as a foundation, readers learn how to identifya small handful of critical nodes and then allocate resources to reduce or eliminate risk across the entire sector.

A comprehensive set of electronic media is provided on a CD-ROM in the back of the book that supports in-class and self-tutored instruction. Students can copy these professionally produced audio-video lectures onto a PC (Microsoft Windows(r) and Apple Macintosh(r) compatible) for repeated viewing at their own pace. Another unique feature of the book is the open-source software for demonstrating concepts and streamlining the math needed for vulnerability analysis. Updates, as well as a discussion forum, are available from www.CHDS.us.

This book is essential for all corporate, government agency, and military professionals tasked with assessingvulnerability and developing and implementing protection systems. In addition, the book is recommended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying national security, computing, and other disciplines where infrastructure security is an issue.

Critical Infrastructure Protection In Homeland Security

Author: Ted G. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111881763X
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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 ...

Comparative Homeland Security

Author: Nadav Morag
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111804827X
Size: 66.75 MB
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The book covers strategies for combatting terrorism, countering radicalization, emergency response, border and transportation security, critical infrastructure protection, public health and military support for civil authorities from a ...

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Author: Javier Lopez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642289193
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The 14 papers of this book present a collection of pieces of scientific work in the areas of critical infrastructure protection.

Data Driven Security

Author: Jay Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111879382X
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Everything in this book will have practical application for information security professionals.

Network Science

Author: Ted G. Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118211014
Size: 77.10 MB
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Chapters cover: Origins Graphs Regular Networks Random Networks Small-World Networks Scale-Free Networks Emergence Epidemics Synchrony Influence Networks Vulnerability Net Gain Biology This book offers a new understanding and interpretation ...

Emergency Management And Tactical Response Operations

Author: Thomas D. Phelan
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080878601
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Dr. Tom Phelan explores the skills being taught to emergency management students and addresses the concerns of experienced first responders in accepting their leadership. *Discusses the value of emergency management education in the post ...

Issues In Terrorism And Homeland Security

Author: Cq Researcher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141299201X
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New To This Edition: Includes six new articles on the following topics: Terrorism and the Internet Hate Groups Human Rights Issues Homeland Security Interrogating the CIA Prosecuting Terrorists Key Features: Pro/con box that examines two ...

Threat Modeling

Author: Adam Shostack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118810058
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Use threat modeling to enhance software security If you’re a software developer, systems manager, or security professional, this book will show you how to use threat modeling in the security development lifecycle and in the overall ...

Mediatized Conflict

Author: Cottle, Simon
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335214525
Size: 70.76 MB
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Case studies include: Anti-war protests and anti-globalization demonstrations Mediatized public crises centering on issues of 'race' and racism War journalism and peace journalism Risk society and the environment The politics of outrage and ...