Posts Tagged ‘Resilience’

Aging Waterways, Out of the Box Solutions

Posted: April 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

Denise Rucker Krepp, EMR USA On March 28, 2017, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the United States’ increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the country’s supply chain.[1]  Senator Murkoswi, the Chair of the committee, sought input from witnesses on ways to […]

A Business Case for the NIST Cyber Security Framework

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Richard Tracy, Telos Corporation In February 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology a Cyber Security Framework (CSF) in response to Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. Among other things, this EO tasked NIST to develop a Framework to improve the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure systems.  Developed in coordination with industry, […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 5, 2016

Posted: December 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share news items covering terrorism, pipelines, and cybersecurity from the U.S. and abroad, including items on pipeline infrastructure in the United States, the latest cybersecurity policy guidance from the U.S. Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity, a Moroccan program to prevent terrorist threats against infrastructure, and a biometric security system called […]

Lifecycle Design and Cumulative Benefit-Cost Analysis for Transportation Resiliency

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 10:04 am, Last Updated: December 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

Dr. Sam Merrill, GEI Consultants Judy Gates, Maine Department of Transportation For roads, bridges, and culverts it is challenging to make design decisions that anticipate a range of possible environmental futures. Not having a crystal ball, planners and engineers generally must select, for example, a bridge height without having a clear estimate of whether they […]

The Human Landscape – The Functional Bridge between the Physical, Economic, and Social Elements of Community Resilience

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm, Last Updated: November 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Dr. John R. Hummel, Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Jennifer L. Schneider, Collaboratory for Resiliency and Recovery, Rochester Institute of Technology Introduction Community resilience results from the collective output of a set of elements within contributing systems. Figure 1 provides a conceptual view of the elements that can contribute to community resilience. […]

Self-Organization in Work Unit Resilience: Five Lessons from a Shipyard under Pressure

Posted: November 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: November 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Paul Theron, PhD, FBCI CREST Research Group (Crises & Resilience – Economy, Society, Technology), Paris, France As Paul Theron discussed in “Key Enablers of “Organisations’ Resilience,” Organizations’ Resilience is built upon five complementary types of resilience: Organization Sustainability; Business Resilience (Mission resilience); Work Unit Resilience; Technical Resilience and Individual Resilience.[1] This short paper depicts how […]

The Jones Act and its Effect on Freight Transportation in the Aftermath of Disruptive Events: A GIS Perspective

Posted: November 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: December 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Marc R. Fialkoff and Olufemi A. Omitaomu Disasters Have Consequences In freight transportation, like other critical infrastructures, there are cascading impacts with significant consequences when disruptions occur.  In the aftermath of such disruptions, planners and policymakers are faced with tough choices in designing efficient response and recovery plans within their legal limits.  With freight transportation, […]

Understanding Physical Internet Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

Michael Thompson Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction The United States economy, as well as large portions of the critical infrastructure that supports it, now depends on a working Internet for normal operations. The Internet has enabled an always-on, always-connected infrastructure that society depends on daily. Though the Internet seems omnipresent in […]

International Cyber Incident Repository System: Information Sharing on a Global Scale

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm, Last Updated: October 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Amanda L. Joyce and Nathaniel Evans, PhD Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Information sharing is essential for protecting against increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks on the systems supporting governments and critical infrastructure.[1] According to a study performed by IBM and the Ponemon Institute with information gathered from 350 companies in 11 countries, the […]

The Cyber-Security Industrial Policy: The Challenges of Structuring a Complex Dialogue

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 9:36 am, Last Updated: October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

Danilo D’Elia In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence revelations, many governments around the world are increasingly elaborating so-called “digital sovereignty”  policies. The declared aim is to develop trusted technologies to protect more sensitive networks. Rather than attempting a theoretical analysis, the ambition of this research is to start from a specific case study (the […]