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Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Cyber-Physical Security

Protecting Critical Infrastructure at the State and Local Level

Editors: Clark, Robert M., Hakim, Simon (Eds.)

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  • ​​​Contains examples of the cyber-security issues facing local governmental units worldwide and examples of effective techniques that can be used to deal with these problems
  • Written and edited by leading experts in the fields of critical infrastructure security and cyber-security in relation to state and local government
  • Assesses the role of public/private partnerships in securing facilities and services against cyber-threats and discusses methods that local governments can use to encourage them​
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About this book

This book focuses on the vulnerabilities of state and local services to cyber-threats and suggests possible protective action that might be taken against such threats. Cyber-threats to U.S. critical infrastructure are of growing concern to policymakers, managers and consumers. Information and communications technology (ICT) is ubiquitous and many ICT devices and other components are interdependent; therefore, disruption of one component may have a negative, cascading effect on others.  Cyber-attacks might include denial of service, theft or manipulation of data.  Damage to critical infrastructure through a cyber-based attack could have a significant impact on the national security, the economy, and the livelihood and safety of many individual citizens.  Traditionally cyber security has generally been viewed as being focused on higher level threats such as those against the internet or the Federal government.  Little attention has been paid to cyber-security at the state and local level.  However, these governmental units play a critical role in providing services to local residents and consequently are highly vulnerable to cyber-threats. The failure of these services, such as waste water collection and water supply, transportation, public safety, utility services, and communication services, would pose a great threat to the public.  Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, this volume is intended for state and local government officials and managers, state and Federal officials, academics, and public policy specialists.

About the authors

Robert M. Clark is currently an independent consultant in environmental engineering and public health. He is an Adjunct Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati and recently completed service as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on ‘‘Public Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks.’’ As a consultant Dr. Clark has worked on homeland security issues with Sandia National Laboratories, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Rutgers University (Newark Campus), among others. He served as an environmental engineer in the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. EPA from 1961 to August 2002 and was Director of the USEPA’s Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) for 14 years (1985–1999). In 1999 he was appointed to a Senior Expert Position in the USEPA with the title Senior Research Engineering Advisor and retired from the USEPA in August of 2002. Dr. Clark was a member of USEPA’s Water Protection Task Force and was USEPA’s liaison for homeland security research. Dr. Clark has published over 380 papers and 5 books and has been professionally active in several organizations where he served in numerous leadership positions. He is a lifetime member of both the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Clark is recognized both nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards for his work. Dr. Clark holds B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University (1960), and in Mathematics from Portland State University (1961), M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Xavier University (1964), and Civil Engineering from Cornell University (1968) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (1976). He is a registered engineer in the State of Ohio
Simon Hakim is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Competitive Government at Temple University. He is currently editing a book series on Protecting Critical Infrastructures with Springer Publisher. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in City and Regional Planning from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Economics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His special areas of research and teaching are privatization, public policy, private/public police, and homeland security. Dr. Hakim has published 58 scientific articles in leading economic, criminal justice, security, and public policy journals. He has written over 40 professional articles and edited 14 books. He collaborated with Professor Blackstone on a major textbook dealing with the security industry. He is constantly invited to teach classes on privatization, and international economics in MBA programs worldwide. Dr. Hakim has conducted several funded research and consulting projects for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Independent Institute, the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation, the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia International Airport, ADT, Vector Security, and other leading security companies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure at the State, Provincial, and Local Level: Issues in Cyber-Physical Security

    Pages 1-17

    Clark, Robert M. (et al.)

  • Cybersecurity Terminology and Frameworks

    Pages 19-47

    Alexander, Richard D. (et al.)

  • Assessing Cyber Threats and Solutions for Municipalities

    Pages 49-65

    White, Scott J.

  • Cyber Perimeters for Critical Infrastructures

    Pages 67-100

    Ginter, A. F.

  • A Security Evaluation of a Municipal Computer Network: The Case of Collaboration Between the City of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University

    Pages 101-112

    Stern, Howard A.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32824-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32822-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81375-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyber-Physical Security
Book Subtitle
Protecting Critical Infrastructure at the State and Local Level
Editors
  • Robert M. Clark
  • Simon Hakim
Series Title
Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32824-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32824-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32822-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81375-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 281
Number of Illustrations
32 illustrations in colour
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