Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security: by Ted G. Lewis

By Ted G. Lewis

This publication bargains a different medical method of the hot box of severe infrastructure security: it makes use of community conception, optimization thought, and simulation software program to research and know how infrastructure sectors evolve, the place they're susceptible, and the way they could top be safe. the writer demonstrates that infrastructure sectors as various as water, strength, strength, telecommunications, and the net have remarkably related constructions. This remark results in a rigorous method of vulnerability research in all of those sectors. The analyst can then make a decision how you can allocate constrained cash to lessen hazard, despite zone.

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2. The CI Sectors as of 2003. Agriculture Food: Meat and Poultry All other food products Water Public Health Emergency Services Government: Continuity of government Continuity of operations Defense Industrial Base Information and Telecommunications Energy Transportation Banking and Finance Chemical Industry and Hazardous Materials Postal and Shipping Nat’l Monuments and Icons . Dept. of Agriculture Dept. of Agriculture Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) EPA: Environmental Protection Agency Dept.

20. 21. d. Using redundancy to increase volume. e. Spreading the components of an infrastructure across large geographical areas. The major difficulty with vulnerability and risk assessment is: a. Lack of money b. Lack of training c. Lack of standard methods of assessment d. Lack of leadership e. Lack of sleep The attacker –defender conundrum is asymmetric, because: a. Attackers use suicide. b. Attackers break the law. c. Attackers have the luxury of surprise. d. Defenders must prepare to defend against any weapon, applied at anytime, on anything, anywhere.

Hardening the top 12 metropolitan areas. c. Investing 80% of the money to protect 20% of the concentrations. d. Investing all of the money to protect the top 12 metropolitan areas. e. Distributing the generation of power to factories and shopping malls. 16. Dual-purpose strategies for coaxing investment in infrastructure protection from the companies that own and operate most infrastructure is defined as: a. Enhancing productivity while improving security. b. Forcing companies to lower insurance policies to pay for improvements.

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