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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Critical Infrastructure Security: Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response
Article Type: Book reports From: Kybernetes, Volume 41, Issue 9
Francesco FlamminiWIT PressLondon2012326 pp. (hardback)ISBN: 978-1-84564-562-5
Keywords: Cybernetics, Security, Systems, Critical infrastructures
The editor has compiled a book that aims to give its readers a detailed survey of current techniques developed for the security of critical infrastructures (CI).
The publishers believe that it addresses both logical and physical aspects of security from an engineering point of view. It is written to provide coverage of both theoretical aspects as well as practical applications for each of the topics the author introduces.
There has been significant development in the methodologies used for CT analysis to justify this publication and to widen the discussion and to examine them and the tools used. Consideration is also given to both the strategies and the technologies for CT analysis. CT protection for the relevant main fields that are interrelated, such as: vulnerability, analysis and risk assessment; threat prevention, detection and response; emergency planning and management, are covered and examined in some detail.
Science and sport
With the Olympics being held in London this year there is an obvious need for books about sport. For cyberneticians and systemists it may well be that their interest is not necessarily in the results of the actual events but rather in the science and mathematics of sports on view.
In our section on “News, conferences and technical reports” we have given some details of Professor John Barrow’s lecture at the Royal Society, London. In recent months, he has also published a new book on the following theme:
100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know About SportJohn. D. BarrowBodley Head2012320 pp.£10.00ISBN: 978-184-7921642US version