infrastructure security Articles

  • Strategic security measures for water infrastructure

    As the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks is fast approaching, the United States (U.S.) has no definite information of terror threat.  According to the systematic approaches of risk assessment and concise intelligence analysis presented in the book entitled, "Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security" (hereafter, the "RAWISS book"), the terrorists ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emergent information security in critical infrastructures

    The growing tendency to inter-weaving infrastructures makes them more complex, less manageable, and more vulnerable to random system failures. Several information systems are usually added to manage and control such infrastructures. However, in this internet era these information infrastructures have increasingly become the targets of sophisticated (denial of service) attacks, which cause random ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Security assessment of the electricity infrastructure under terrorism

    The electrical network is a critical infrastructure which is highly interconnected and strongly interdependent on other basic infrastructures on which basic human activities depend. As a result, this network is often targeted by terrorist attacks. The occurrence of events (that may affect the system) due to terrorism must be considered in power system security assessment. In this way, proper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The next step: quantifying infrastructure interdependencies to improve security

    Understanding cascading effects among interdependent infrastructure systems can have an important effect on public policies that aim to address vulnerabilities in critical infrastructures, especially those policies pertaining to infrastructure security. Efforts to quantify these cascading effects and illustrative examples of such metrics are presented. The first set of examples is based upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Critical infrastructures at risk: securing electric power supply

    The proper functioning of large infrastructures and in particular, the continuity of the vital services they provide is largely taken for granted, both by direct users and by those responsible for other, dependent infrastructures and services. The current paper addresses in a methodical manner, methods to deal with issues related to the risk and risk governance of critical infrastructures, with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Behaviour analysis techniques for supporting critical infrastructure security

    Protecting critical infrastructures from cyber–threats in an increasingly digital age is a matter of growing urgency for governments and private industries across the globe. In a climate where cyber safety is an uncertainty, fresh and adaptive solutions to existing computer security approaches are a must. In this paper, we present our approach to supporting critical infrastructure security. Data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Water infrastructure security against the current terror threat in the United States

    On May 2, 2011, the United States (U.S.) President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden, the world's most dangerous terrorist leader that killed approximately 3000 Americans on September 11, 2011 (9/11) terror attacks.  Currently, the U.S. intelligence is in possession of valuable materials of Al Qaeda operations (Thomas, 2011).  Terrorist attack plots ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A critical moment to harness green infrastructure—not concrete—to secure clean water

    Natural ecosystems provide essential services for our communities. Forests and wetlands, for example, filter the water we drink, protect neighborhoods from floods and droughts, and shade aquatic habitat for fish populations. While ...

  • DHT-based security infrastructure for trusted internet and grid computing

    We designed a distributed security infrastructure with self-defence capabilities to secure networked resources in Grids and internet applications. This paper reports new developments in fuzzy trust management, game-theoretic Grid models, security-binding methodology, as well as new Grid performance metrics, defence architecture and mechanisms against intrusions, worms, and low-rate pulsing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrating information security requirements in critical infrastructures: smart metering case

    In recent years, critical infrastructures have witnessed rapid developments in the way their services are being implemented and delivered to consumers; this was instigated by the adaptation of the latest technologies in Information Technology (IT). Despite the evident advantages of such transformation, this lead to the emergence of new challenges facing these infrastructures such as preserving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using behavioural observation and game technology to support critical infrastructure security

    Critical infrastructures provide essential services to our everyday lives. Even a minor failure on any of these systems could result in severe consequences. Therefore, their protection, to ensure correct functioning at all times, is crucial. The fact that these systems do not exist in isolation but rather are closely interconnected with other critical and non–critical systems leads us to take a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Increasing security and protection of SCADA systems through infrastructure resilience

    In this paper, we present the approach we have taken in the INcreasing Security and Protection through Infrastructure Resilience (INSPIRE) project to improve the protection of critical information infrastructures. The core idea of the INSPIRE project is to protect critical information infrastructures (CIIs) by appropriately configuring, managing and securing the communication network ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management of an information infrastructure: a framework based upon security dependencies

    A mathematical framework for the risk management of information infrastructures is presented. The framework describes the infrastructure at distinct abstraction layers by integrating four abstract models that describe, respectively, the relation among components due to the implementation, how rights are managed so that they are taken and granted among threat or users, the vulnerabilities and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy Security

    Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions to Secure Energy Independence from Foreign Oil. FOREIGN OIL: As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that’s four times the annual cost of the ...

  • Security projects

    Location: Belle Chasse, LA Unit: C-3315 and C-4315 Project: Flood, security and spill walls Conoco Phillips Alliance Refinery sits approximately 20 miles downriver (Mississippi) from the city of New Orleans. During 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Conoco Phillips suffered massive damage, owing to hurricane storm surge and its resulting flooding. The six-month production downtime at Conoco ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Secure in quality

    ISO 9001 is the most important quality management system in use today. A company that holds ISO 9001 is telling its customers and the world that it has a top quality management system and is totally committed to quality products and services. Companies that go through the process find that profits increase thanks to opening up market opportunities. Also costs reduce due to improving efficiency. ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Mali infrastructure : a continental perspective

    In recent years Mali's economy has grown steadily at a rate of more than 5 percent per year, driven by developments in gold mining, cereal harvests, and telecommunications. Mali's landlocked condition, together with its very uneven distribution of both population and economic activities between the arid north and the much richer south, challenge the country's ability to sustain this pace of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Safety and security of energy infrastructures in Europe: the EC–DG JRC's energy risks monitor project

    After mapping of current European Union (EU) regulations on the management of accidental risks related to natural hazards and different industrial activities, this paper discusses insights from past European Commission (EC) initiatives on harmonisation of assessment and management of safety risks. Next, for the specific case of the energy sector, the on-going development of a methodology and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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