Critical Infrastructure Security book review by Michael Greenberg

Excerpts from the CIS Book Review by Michael Greenberg (*) on the Wiley journal Risk Analysis (Vol. 32, No. 8, 2012):

[…] Critical Infrastructure Security provides “the most up to date compendium of critical infrastructure” literature.

The contributors are government, private, and university experts from Europe and North America; several are Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) members.

[…] the book contains five parts and 19 chapters. “Fundamentals of Security Risk and Vulnerability Assessment” are addressed in Part I, which contains chapters about models and vulnerability assessment. Part II offers four chapters about modeling and simulation tools, including game theory and graphical simulation tools. Part III focuses on cyber security and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and Part IV has five chapters about monitoring and surveillance technologies. The last four chapters, Part V, are about integrating security systems and using alarms.”

“The book is a handy reference, especially for cyber security, sensors, and several other subareas. Some of the chapters are particularly well done. My favorites were vulnerability assessment, game theory, information technology risks, intelligent video surveillance, terahertz for weapon, and explosive detection.”

If I was teaching a course about critical infrastructure […], I would then pick from among the following books, each of which has a focus on a specific area, such as cyber security, structures, and so on. Critical Infrastructure Security fits into this last set of books, with the clear advantage of presenting recent advancements […]”

(*) Dr. Michael Greenberg, Professor and Director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment of Rutgers University; Director of the National Center for Transportation Security Excellence, and Associate Dean of the Faculty of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA). Dr. Greenberg studies urban environmental, health and neighborhood redevelopment policies.


About Francesco Flammini

Computer Engineer, Ph.D. Full Professor of Cyber-Physical Systems
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