information infrastructure---comprising computers, embedded devices, networks
and software systems---is vital to day-to-day operations in every sector:
information and telecommunications, banking and finance, energy, chemicals and
hazardous materials, agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency
services, transportation, postal and shipping, government and defense. Global
business and industry, governments, indeed society itself, cannot function
effectively if major components of the critical information infrastructure are
degraded, disabled or destroyed.
Infrastructure Protection describes original research results and innovative
applications in the interdisciplinary field of critical infrastructure
protection. Also, it highlights the
importance of weaving science, technology and policy in crafting sophisticated,
yet practical, solutions that will help secure information, computer and network
assets in the various critical infrastructure sectors. Areas of coverage include: Themes and Issues,
Control Systems Security, Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Infrastructure
Security, Infrastructure Modeling and Simulation, Risk and Impact Assessment.
book is the ninth volume in the annual series produced by the International
Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.10 on Critical
Infrastructure Protection, an international community of scientists, engineers,
practitioners and policy makers dedicated to advancing research, development
and implementation efforts focused on infrastructure protection. The book contains a selection of nineteen
edited papers from the Ninth Annual IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on
Critical Infrastructure Protection, held at SRI International, Arlington,
Virginia, USA in the spring of 2015.
Infrastructure Protection IX is an important resource for researchers, faculty
members and graduate students, as well as for policy makers, practitioners and
other individuals with interests in homeland security.
Rice is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute
of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA.
Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of
Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.