Critical Information Infrastructures: Resilience and Protection

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 5, 2007 - Computers - 278 pages
Resilience is an increasingly important concept and quality in today’s world. It is particularly important in the area of Critical Infrastructures. It is crucial in the area of Critical Information Infrastructure. This is because, since the year 2000, man has been dependent on information and telecommunications systems for survival, particularly in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, and because all other Critical Inf- structures depend upon, to a greater or lesser extent, Critical Information 1,2 Infrastructure. Until, probably, the late 1980s it would be fair to say that the defense of individual nation states depended upon a mixture of political will and armed might. The fall of the Berlin Wall may have effectively ended the Cold War, and with it a bipolar world, but it brought globalization and a multipolar digital world in its wake. Simply put, a number of power vacuums were created and these have yet to be fully filled and settled. In this “New World” many changes were afoot. These changes include the increasing irrelevance of nation states in federated structures and the export of democracy on the back of globalization. One of the biggest changes, though, is the use of digital technolo gy by the OECD countries. This is on such a scale that these countries have become both dependent upon information technology and as individual 3 states largely irrelevant to the new “global” electronic economy. 1 This adaptation of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is attributed to KPMG.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Definitions and Assumptions
8
Critical Infrastructures and Critical Information Infrastructures Approaches by Geography
19
Critical Infrastructures and Critical Information Infrastructures By Type
45
Critical Information Infrastructure
61
Some Political Economic Social Technological Environmental Legal and Other Process Effects on Critical Infrastructures
77
Comments on Standards in Information Security Disaster Recovery Business Continuity and Business Resilience
94
A Tangential Threat to OECD Resilience The TwentyFirst Century East India Company
145
Virtual Private Networks VPNs
227
Wireless
228
Asymmetric Warfare
229
Computer Crime and Security
230
Electronic Mail
231
Fuel Crisis
232
Microsoft and Cisco
233
Radio Frequency Identification RFID
234

Resilience and Outsourcing Call Centers Offshore A Case Study
150
Information Infrastructure Resilience Recovery and Security
158
A Suggested Approach to Individual Corporate National and International Resilience Critical Infrastructures and Critical Information Infrastructures
176
General Summary and Conclusions
194
A Manifesto for Change
198
An Introductory Information Infrastructure Resilience Recovery and Security Bibliography
201
BibliographiesListsDirectoriesSurveys Search Engines
202
Books Arranged Alphabetically by Subject
206
Certification for Security Professionals
207
CISCO
209
CrimeForensicsMaliceMalware
210
Critical Infrastructure
211
DataDatabases and Related Issues
212
Data Mining The Process of Searching Data for Specific Information
213
eBusiness
215
Hacking
216
Hardening
217
Kerberos
220
Mobile CommunicationsMobility
221
Operational Risk
223
Sniffing
226
Strategic Information Warfare
235
Video Coding
236
Links Arranged Alphabetically by Subject and Site Name
239
AssociationsInstitutesSocietiesOrganizations etc
241
Asymmetric and Information Warfare
243
Australia
244
Canada
245
Finland
246
France
247
International Organizations
249
Italy
250
The Netherlands
251
New Zealand
252
Russia
253
United Kingdom
255
United States
256
Vendor Sites
258
General Information Alphabetically by Site
261
Index
267
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