Networks and Network Analysis for Defence and Security

  • Anthony J. Masys
Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)

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Introduction

Networks and Network Analysis for Defence and Security discusses relevant theoretical frameworks and applications of network analysis in support of the defence and security domains. This book details real world applications of network analysis to support defence and security. Shocks to regional, national and global systems stemming from natural hazards, acts of armed violence, terrorism and serious and organized crime have significant defence and security implications. Today, nations face an uncertain and complex security landscape in which threats impact/target the physical, social, economic and cyber domains. Threats to national security, such as that against critical infrastructures not only stem from man-made acts but also from natural hazards. Katrina (2005), Fukushima (2011) and Hurricane Sandy (2012) are examples highlighting the vulnerability of critical infrastructures to natural hazards and the crippling effect they have on the social and economic well-being of a community and a nation. With this dynamic and complex threat landscape, network analysis has emerged as a key enabler in supporting defence and security. With the advent of ‘big data’ and increasing processing power, network analysis can reveal insights with regards to structural and dynamic properties thereby facilitating greater understanding of complex networks, their entities, interdependencies, vulnerabilities to produce insights for creative solutions. This book will be well positioned to inform defence, security and intelligence professionals and researchers with regards to leading methodologies and approaches.

Keywords

Crime Prevention using Network Science Crisis Management Network Analysis for Security Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Masys
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04147-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04146-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04147-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5428
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5436
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