Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security

Defending a Networked Nation

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Author: Ted G. Lewis, PhD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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"...excellent for use as a text in information assurance orcyber-security courses...I strongly advocate thatprofessors...examine this book with the intention of using it intheir programs." (Computing Reviews.com, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should beequally valuable for current practitioners...this book is a veryworthwhile investment." (Homeland Security Watch, August 17,2006) While the emphasis is on the development of policies that lead tosuccessful prevention of terrorist attacks on the nation’sinfrastructure, this book is the first scientific study of criticalinfrastructures and their protection. The book models thenation’s most valuable physical assets and infrastructuresectors as networks of nodes and links. It then analyzes thenetwork to identify vulnerabilities and risks in the sectorcombining network science, complexity theory, modeling andsimulation, and risk analysis. The most critical components become the focus of deeper analysisand protection. This approach reduces the complex problem ofprotecting water supplies, energy pipelines, telecommunicationstations, Internet and Web networks, and power grids to a muchsimpler problem of protecting a few critical nodes. The new editionincorporates a broader selection of ideas and sectors and moves themathematical topics into several appendices.

Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2nd Edition

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Author: Ryan K. Baggett,Brian K. Simpkins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853967

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

Foundations of Homeland Security

Law and Policy

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Author: Martin J. Alperen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470934609

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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This book is the complete guide to understanding the structure of homeland security – its underlying law and policy. Created from a broad and in depth, yet edited collection of statutes, policy papers, presidential directives, and other documents, it cultivates a detailed understanding of the foundations of homeland security. It is arranged in a topic-by-topic format structured to include only the documents and statues that affect a particular subject, making for much easier understanding. Thus, the chapter on FEMA contains only the portions of the statutes and other documents that relate to FEMA. There are twenty-five topic areas. It contains hundreds of end notes, references, and suggestions for further study. This book offers important legal guidance that students, law enforcement officers, lawyers, and other homeland security professionals need to accurately interpret, understand, and apply homeland security policy. The Introduction provides an in-depth overview of the subject of homeland security and includes a discussion of what is homeland security, definitions of homeland security and terrorism, what is homeland security law, its development, and what is a homeland security curriculum. There are contributing chapters about homeland security in Europe, and homeland security in China and Japan.

Hybride Testumgebungen für Kritische Infrastrukturen

Effiziente Implementierung für IT-Sicherheitsanalysen von KRITIS-Betreibern

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Author: Olof Leps

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658226145

Category: Computers

Page: 143

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Unternehmen in Sektoren wie Energie- und Wasserversorgung, Ernährung oder Transport haben eine besondere Bedeutung für das Gemeinwesen und müssen daher in besondere Weise geschützt werden. Das gilt verstärkt für die IT dieser Kritischen Infrastrukturen (KRITIS). Dieses Buch bietet eine Einführung in neue, hybride Testumgebungen für IT-Sicherheitsanalysen mit einer detaillierten Beschreibung der Vorgehensweisen. Anders als virtuelle Testumgebungen, die Industrieanlagen simulieren, oder Echtsysteme ist eine hybride Testumgebung eine Kombination aus günstigen computerbasierten Anlagenkomponenten und realen Komponenten. Das erlaubt einerseits eine hohe Flexibilität und andererseits große Realitätsnähe – und das bei niedrigen Kosten. Daher sind hybride Testumgebungen insbesondere für kleine und mittelgroße Unternehmen geeignet.Das Buch führt zunächst in die besonderen Sicherheitsanforderungen für Kritische Infrastrukturen und in typische IT-Architekturen von Industrieanlagen ein. Darauf aufbauend werden die unterschiedlichen Arten von Testumgebungen für Sicherheitsanalysen vorgestellt und eingeordnet. Der Autor erörtert Methoden und Vorgehensweisen für die Modellierung und Implementierung hybrider Testumgebungen am Beispiel der Wasserversorgung. Diese erleichtern effiziente Sicherheitsanalysen per Penetrationstest in Form von Communication-Channel-Attacken über das Internet beziehungsweise über das Netzwerk. Mit den beschriebenen Vorgehensweisen knüpft der Autor an die vom Bundesamtes für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) entwickelte IT-Grundschutz-Methodik an. Das Buch richtet sich an IT-Sicherheitsexperten, Sicherheitsbeauftragte sowie Berater und Wissenschaftler, die auf den Gebieten Industrie 4.0, Sicherheit von Industrieanlagen, Sicherheit für KMU und Kritische Infrastrukturen arbeiten.

Book of Extremes

Why the 21st Century Isn’t Like the 20th Century

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Author: Ted G. Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319069268

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

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What makes the 21st century different from the 20th century? This century is the century of extremes -- political, economic, social, and global black-swan events happening with increasing frequency and severity. Book of Extremes is a tour of the current reality as seen through the lens of complexity theory – the only theory capable of explaining why the Arab Spring happened and why it will happen again; why social networks in the virtual world behave like flashmobs in the physical world; why financial bubbles blow up in our faces and will grow and burst again; why the rich get richer and will continue to get richer regardless of governmental policies; why the future of economic wealth and national power lies in comparative advantage and global trade; why natural disasters will continue to get bigger and happen more frequently; and why the Internet – invented by the US -- is headed for a global monopoly controlled by a non-US corporation. It is also about the extreme innovations and heroic innovators yet to be discovered and recognized over the next 100 years.Complexity theory combines the predictable with the unpredictable. It assumes a nonlinear world of long-tailed distributions instead of the classical linear world of normal distributions. In the complex 21st century, almost nothing is linear or normal. Instead, the world is highly connected, conditional, nonlinear, fractal, and punctuated. Life in the 21st century is a long-tailed random walk – Levy walks -- through extreme events of unprecedented impact. It is an exciting time to be alive.

Galileos Finger

die zehn großen Ideen der Naturwissenschaft

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Author: Peter W. Atkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608941258

Category: Discoveries in science

Page: 526

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

Department of Homeland Security Faces Challenges in Fulfilling Cybersecurity Responsibilities

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Author: David A. Powner (au)

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422301012

Category:

Page: 73

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Unternehmenssicherheit

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Author: Stephan Gundel,Lars Mülli

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3486592653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

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Unternehmen sind Risiken unterschiedlichster Herkunft ausgesetzt, die ihren operativen Betrieb bei einem sicherheitskritischen Ereignis nachhaltig stören können. Die Aufgabe der Unternehmenssicherheit ist daher, diese Ereignisse möglichst zu verhindern oder nach Eintritt zumindest effektiv zu bekämpfen. Im vorliegenden Buch sind die notwendigen baulichen, technischen und organisatorischen Maßnahmen zur Gewährleistung eines sicheren Unternehmensbetriebs umfassend und strukturiert dargestellt. Das Buch ist wertvolle Arbeitshilfe sowohl für Praktiker in Unternehmen, Beratungsgesellschaften, Versicherungen und Behörden als auch für Studenten einschlägiger Studiengänge. Durch die Behandlung aller relevanten Gefährdungen und Maßnahmen ebenso wie grundlegender methodischer Fragestellungen ist es als Grundlage zur Erarbeitung unternehmensbezogener Sicherheitskonzepte bestens geeignet. Dabei sind die vielen Praxisbeispiele besonders wertvoll.

Exploring Vulnerability

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Author: Günter Thomas,Heike Springhart

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647540633

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Vulnerability is an essential but also an intriguing ambiguous part of the human condition. This book con-ceptualizes vulnerability to be a fundamental threat and deficit and at the same time to be a powerful resource for transformation.The exploration is undertaken in multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches the human condition in fruitful conversations with medical, psychological, legal, theological, political and philosophical investiga-tions of vulnerability.The multidisciplinary approach opens the space for a broad variety of deeply interrelated topics. Thus, vulnerability is analyzed with respect to diverse aspects of human and social life, such as violence and power, the body and social institutions. Theologically questions of sin and redemption and eventually the nature of the Divine are taken up. Throughout the book phenomenological descriptions are combined with necessary conceptual clarifications. The contributions seek to illuminate the relation between vulnerability as a fundamental unavoidable condition and contingent actualizations related to specific dangers and risks. The core thesis of the book can be seen within its multi-perspectivity: A sound concept of vulnerability is key to a realistic, that is to say neither negative nor illusionary anthropology, to an honest post-theistic understanding of God and eventually to a deeply humanistic understanding of social life.

Grundlagen der Organisation

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Author: Andreas Remer,Philip Hucke

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170191884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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In jungster Zeit hat sich die Unternehmensfuhrung verstarkt den so genannten "weichen Faktoren" zugewandt. Hierzu zahlt neben den Human-Ressourcen vor allem die Organisationsstruktur. Fur viele Unternehmen ist dieser "weiche Faktor" aber langst zu einer harten Wahrheit geworden. Ob Fusion, Akquisition, Privatisierung, Nachfolge, Sanierung oder Corporate Governance ? stets stehen organisatorische Probleme im Zentrum des Geschehens. Und es ist schon lange kein Geheimnis mehr, dass strategische Neuausrichtungen, Marktorientierung, Flexibilitat, Innovationsvermogen oder Schlagkraft des Unternehmens z. T. vollig neue Organisationslosungen verlangen. Die Anforderungen an eine moderne Organisationsstruktur sind mittlerweile derart vielfaltig und z. T. widerspruchlich geworden, dass man ihnen nur noch mit einem hoch entwickelten "organisatorischen Navigationssystem" zu entsprechen vermag. Einen Einblick in dieses Navigationssystem und die neue Managementrolle der Organisation soll der vorliegende Band bieten. Er will das stark gewachsene Problemlosungspotential des Instrumentes Organisation sowohl ausbreiten als auch zugleich durch strenge Systematik beherrschbar machen.

Critical Infrastructure Protection VI

6th IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference, ICCIP 2012, Washington, DC, USA, March 19-21, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Jonathan Butts,Sujeet Shenoi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642357644

Category: Computers

Page: 236

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The information infrastructure - comprising computers, embedded devices, networks and software systems - is vital to day-to-day operations in every sector: information and telecommunications, banking and finance, energy, chemicals and hazardous materials, agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, transportation, postal and shipping, government and defense. Global business and industry, governments, indeed society itself, cannot function effectively if major components of the critical information infrastructure are degraded, disabled or destroyed. Critical Infrastructure Protection VI 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, yet practical, solutions that will help secure information, computer and network assets in the various critical infrastructure sectors. Areas of coverage includes: Themes and Issues; Control Systems Security; Infrastructure Security; and Infrastructure Modeling and Simulation. This book is the sixth 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 sixteen edited papers from the Sixth Annual IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, held at the National Defense University, Washington, DC, USA in the spring of 2011. Critical Infrastructure Protection VI is an important resource for researchers, faculty members and graduate students, as well as for policy makers, practitioners and other individuals with interests in homeland security. Jonathan Butts is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Sujeet Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Against All Enemies

Der Insiderbericht über Amerikas Krieg gegen den Terror

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Author: Richard A. Clarke

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850790

Category: History

Page: 383

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"Fast 500.000 verkaufte Exemplare in drei Tagen - die Enthüllung von Bushs ehemaligem Terrorberater Richard Clarke schlägt alle Rekorde" (SPIEGEL ONLINE) Binnen weniger Tage wurde "Against All Enemies" zu einem hochbrisanten Politikum, über das die Medien weltweit berichteten. Was macht die Schlagkraft dieses Buches aus? "Die Bush-Administration hat die Gelegenheit verpasst, Al Qaida zu zerschlagen", schreibt Richard A. Clarke. Sie habe alle Warnungen vor Al Qaida ignoriert, in einem unnötigen Krieg gegen Irak wertvolle Zeit verloren und dem Terrorismus Gelegenheit gegeben, sich neu zu organisieren. Wie kein anderer ist Clarke berechtigt, ein solches Urteil zu fällen. Zwei Jahrzehnte seines Lebens hat er dem Kampf gegen den Terrorismus gewidmet. Er war unter Clinton und Bush Cheforganisator der amerikanischen Anti-Terror-Politik und leitete in den entscheidenden Stunden nach den Anschlägenvom 11. September den Krisenstab im Weißen Haus. Sein Bericht, der sich auf die Entwicklungen vom ersten Golfkrieg bis zu "Bushs Vietnam" im Irak konzentriert, liest sich wie ein autobiografischer Thriller.

Department of Defense Sponsored Information Security Research

New Methods for Protecting Against Cyber Threats

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Author: Department of Defense

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470128577

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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After September 11th, the Department of Defense (DoD) undertook a massive and classified research project to develop new security methods using technology in order to protect secret information from terrorist attacks Written in language accessible to a general technical reader, this book examines the best methods for testing the vulnerabilities of networks and software that have been proven and tested during the past five years An intriguing introductory section explains why traditional security techniques are no longer adequate and which new methods will meet particular corporate and industry network needs Discusses software that automatically applies security technologies when it recognizes suspicious activities, as opposed to people having to trigger the deployment of those same security technologies