Infrastructure Security Articles

  • STS Pocket Source

    STS have introduced a new source to their range of simulated radiation field training devices. The Safe-Series Pocket Source is designed to be easily hidden either in a persons clothing or in a training area scenario. The compact size and shape make it ideal, and the quick battery access aids in rapid change. ...

  • Funding Time Is Running Out. We Can Help Make The Most Of Your Spending.

    The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) is a federal program designed to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Through the CWWF, $569.5 million is being provided through federal infrastructure funding. The Province of Ontario is cost-matching contributions up to a maximum of 25% of total eligible costs. ...

  • 5 Cloud Security Tips For Keeping Your Business Data Safe

    Cloud storage presents many benefits for the convenient availability of data, but confidentiality risks should be considered at all times. In the unfortunate event of a data breach, businesses are required to prove they had substantial Information Security measures in place to have avoided it; otherwise they could face prosecution and hefty fines. “When we talk ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • Population vulnerability to storm surge flooding in coastal Virginia, U.S.A.

    This study aims to assess the vulnerability of populations to storm surge flooding in 12 coastal localities of Virginia, U.S.A. Population vulnerability is assessed by way of three physical factors (elevation, slope, and storm surge category), three built‐up components (road availability, access to hospitals, and access to shelters), and three household conditions (storm preparedness, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Existing technologies for deterring and defeating waterside attack of dams

    Protecting dams from waterside attack is a necessary provision in the current security landscape. Nevertheless, dams remain largely unprotected. Breach of a dam would result in loss of life, property loss, and disruption of water supply and electricity sources. Waterside dam security requires technologies for detecting, deterring, and defeating attacks. Herein, the results of research to evaluate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simulation–based characterisation of critical infrastructure system resilience

    This paper presents a simulation–based approach to the resilience analysis of critical infrastructures systems, making possible the characterisation of the structural resilience features of the system and estimation of the benefits that are derived from improved resilience practices, i.e., preparedness or responsiveness, due to enhanced information–sharing processes among the actors. Resilience ...


    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

  • Probabilistic resilience for building systems exposed to natural disasters

    Resilience engineering requires understanding a system's capability to anticipate and absorb threats, take actions to reduce their adverse consequences, and develop response and recovery actions for the system to resume its normal operation quickly. A resilience quantification approach is very helpful in disaster risk research for comparing different mitigation strategies, selecting the most ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment process of the resilience potential of critical infrastructures

    The research results presented aim to define a framework for evaluating the potential of resilience for critical infrastructure (CI). CI are an integral part of the community and a better knowledge of their potential for resilience will help to reduce the risk of disasters and provide tools to manage them. The framework helped to define a method to evaluate the potential for resilience CI based ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal recovery sequencing for enhanced resilience and service restoration in transportation networks

    Critical infrastructure resilience has become a national priority for the US Department of Homeland Security. Rapid and efficient restoration of service in damaged transportation networks is a key area of focus. The intent of this paper is to formulate a bi–level optimisation model for network recovery and to demonstrate a solution approach for that optimisation model. The lower–level problem ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved security against thieves and vandals - case study

    Location: Manchester, UK Problem: Protection against forced entry Product: ARC CL8 PSSR Computer equipment distributor installs a security window film and edge retention system to increase security against thieves and vandals. Security Window Film ManchesterBurglars or vandals frequently gain access to a property through its most vulnerable point – the glazing. Windows, door ...


    By ARC Window Films Ltd.

  • Compliance Corner - Develop and implement

    On March 25, 2003, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency revision to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) relating to security training and security planning for transporters and offerors (shippers) of hazardous materials (hazmat). DOT recognised a need to address growing concerns over the significant threat that hazmat can pose when it is used for malicious or ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Decision assistance agent in real–time simulation

    Urban society relies heavily on critical infrastructure (CI) such as power and water systems. The anticipated prosperity and the national security of society depend on the ability to understand, measure and analyse the vulnerabilities and interdependencies of this system of infrastructures. Only then can emergency responders (ER) react quickly and effectively to any major disruption that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Protecting critical infrastructures through behavioural observation

    The increase in the use of ICT in critical infrastructures has meant that dependence on automation and control systems has brought new risk in an increasingly digital age. The increase in digitisation and interconnectivity has meant that cyber–attacks have the potential to bring operations to a halt from a remote location with devastating consequences. In response to this, in our previous work to ...


    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

  • Infrastructure resilience through regional spatial planning – prospects of a new legal principle in Germany

    In 2008, a new principle of spatial planning was added to the German Federal Spatial Planning Act. It demands critical infrastructure protection (CIP) be taken into account in all spatial planning activities. Since the term ‘critical infrastructure’ is quite young, this problem has not yet been explicitly treated in spatial planning activities. This paper presents results from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Network-based risk assessment of the US crude pipeline infrastructure

    The purpose of this project was to assess the nation’s US crude oil pipeline network and identify the hubs that would have the greatest financial impact if their operation were disrupted by a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other catastrophic event. The resilience of the crude oil pipeline network was analysed using the model-based risk analysis (MBRA) software tool developed by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information sharing and collaboration for critical infrastructure resilience – a comprehensive review on barriers and emerging capabilities

    Among authors, researchers and governmental agencies, information sharing and collaboration have been recognised as a critical part for improving crisis response effectiveness and efficiency, since no single organisation has all the necessary resources, possesses all the relevant information or owns expertise to cope with all types of extreme events. This work presents a review study on general ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seismic protection of critical infrastructures through innovative technologies

    Development of new technologies for seismic protection will better support the sustainable urban systems. The paper focuses on development of an innovative technology for seismic protection of bridges using smart materials. The seismic protection of structures with the use of special devices is widely accepted as a very effective technique, both for new constructions and for retrofitting of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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