security system Articles

  • Should energy managers worry about energy data security?

    Ah, 2016 – the year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyber attacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. The biggest story came out of the United States, where the Washington Post (falsely)  ...


    By DEXMA

  • Securability for system of systems

    As the Department of Defense (DoD) pursues methods within the systems engineering process to combat potential information assurance (IA) vulnerabilities, a new paradigm is required. This paper introduces the concept of securability as a new ility to be considered within the systems life cycle. Alongside the traditional system ilities (i.e., reliability, maintainability, supportability, etc.), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Does your facility need Zero Liquid Discharge Technology?

    If your industrial facility discharges its waste into deep wells, streams, sewers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and/or other waterways, it is likely there are some types of regulations on discharging the waste. With an increasing push toward environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process waste. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Case study - Remote water quality monitoring in South Africa

    Situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, the Xstrata Coal South Africa (XCSA) runs several open cut and underground mining operations producing thermal coal. To ensure their mining operations do not affect the surrounding natural water bodies, the company employs Hydrolab and OTT water quality monitoring equipment with remote data transmission options: the OTT ecoLog 800 water level ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Taxonomy of SCADA systems security testbeds

    Considerable research has focused on developing simulation environments to study the effects of cyber–attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems although a methodology to develop a SCADA security testbed is not yet available. This paper attempts to address the issue by presenting a reference model taken from the literature and classifying specific contributions on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Distribution System Security Monitoring

    A water security instrument essentially needs to be able to detect potential contaminants in drinking water. Since a significant number of potential chemical contaminants are organic in nature, a water security monitoring instrument that can detect organic matter in water is perfect for this application. Real Tech has developed an instrument specifically designed for water security ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Security, ethics and electronic commerce systems: cybercrime and the need for information sharing security

    Electronic Commerce (EC) provides the gateway for an enterprise's employees, managers, customers (clients), and all trusted suppliers and Trading Partners (TPs) to access electronic data applications and all the information they need (Akoh, 2001). Information security can be defined as the means of protecting data and information systems from any unauthorised access, use, disclosure, modification ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pathogen security: the illusion of security in foreign policy and biodefence

    'Pathogen security' (sometimes called 'biosecurity') is too often seen as the primary strategy to combat bioterrorism. Asserting that materials, technologies and expertise for bioterrorism are available worldwide and that terrorist groups are increasingly able to obtain and disseminate infectious disease pathogens, advocates contend that pathogen security systems and practices are central to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing and evaluating layered security

    Following systems engineering principles, we introduce analytic means to qualitatively judge and quantitatively assess layering of security controls with the aim of optimising risk reduction. The emphasis is on evaluating security controls in real world systems, where complications such as uncertainty, scale, multiple threats, multiple events, and multiple pathways from threat to event to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Redefining Security for the 21st Century

    By Lester R. Brown One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes and $40 billion for foreign assistance and diplomatic ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • GuideKeeper security concept of operation

    GuideKeeper aims at defining the Security Concept of Operation (SECOP) and promoting the deployment in Europe of open architecture platforms for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for border surveillance. Several UAV system concepts will be considered. Of particular interest to the GuideKeeper project will be a High Altitude Platform Security Surveillance Tower (HAP Tower) with real-time ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food security demands diversity

    The challenge calls for divergent solutions — small-scale, tech-based initiatives as much as long-term research. Last month our Spotlight pages explored sustainable food production — how farmers can grow more food with scarce resources, and within ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • MacMachinery Secure Partnership with Sennebogen

    Despite the current economic climate Irish Company, Mac Machinery Limited, secures a partnership with German Enterprise Sennebogen (specialist in material handling solutions). The deal had been agreed in late 2009 and all parties are looking forward to working together to provide clients with a cost effective solution. Mac Machinery Marketing Manager, Annemarie Doohan, says that “you cannot stand ...


    By Mac Machinery Limited

  • Training programmes for the systems approach to nuclear security

    In support of the US Government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Security Programmes, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has advocated and practised a risk-based, systematic approach to nuclear security. The risk equation has been implemented as the basis for a performance methodology for the design and evaluation of Physical Protection Systems against a Design Basis ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Security and sustainability strategies for energy innovation systems

    The peaking of world oil production presents the world with an unprecedented energy crisis. In the midst of global oil supply concerns, bio-based energy is seen as a new challenge to help solve energy shortage. Bio-based energy is seen as the next new wave for future businesses and strategies for sustainable development. The study discusses the diffusion model of the energy industry under its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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