Posts Tagged ‘International’

Empowering Resilience in Energy and Water Systems: Addressing Barriers to Implementation of Urban Hydroelectric Micro-turbines

Posted: July 27, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Jennifer F. Sklarew, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Dann M. Sklarew, Ph.D., Associate Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Introduction Energy and water systems face numerous challenges to resilience. […]

Cyber Resilience and the Critical National Infrastructure – A UK Perspective

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 10:38 am, Last Updated: February 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

Noel K. Hannan, BSc MSc CISSP VR Security of the Critical National Infrastructure has been a hot topic in the UK for several years, driven by several factors such as the Stuxnet[1] virus in 2010, the gradual and alarming sale of organisations and whole sectors to foreign investors, the development of the Internet of Things […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 12, 2016

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share articles covering a newly reported hack of Yahoo, two reports providing insights for 2017, and one upcoming event related to infrastructure in Africa. This will be our last news update of 2016. We look forward to continuing to provide the latest in critical infrastructure news, events, and research […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 24, 2016

Posted: October 28, 2016 at 10:24 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, in keeping with the close of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we bring three articles discussing vital cybersecurity topics that have been in the headlines recently, including reports on current U.S. government efforts to enhance international grid security with Mexico and domestic security for the Internet of Things, as well as […]

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 […]

Teaching Homeland Security: A European Approach

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm, Last Updated: September 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Maria Carla De Maggio and Roberto Setola Abstract The appropriate curriculum to build a strong Homeland Security Master’s program is challenging because the environment has no well-defined boundaries.  Indeed, creating a static curriculum would not adequately address the ever-changing needs of our global security concepts. Furthermore, academia is not constrained to a particular definition of […]

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience of the Republic of Croatia

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 10:34 am

by Robert Mikac, PhD, and Ivana Cesarec   The Republic of Croatia is the latest country to accede to the European Union,[1] and as such, has the obligation to normatively arrange and regulate issues of identification, determination and protection of European critical infrastructure. Specified obligations emerge from  Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the Identification and Designation […]

NATO Article 5 and Cyber Warfare: NATO’s Ambiguous and Outdated Procedure for Determining When Cyber Aggression Qualifies as an Armed Attack

Posted: August 16, 2016 at 10:24 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

Stephen Jackson, J.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University Introduction At the outset of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) founding, the original 12 Western nations included Article 5 within the Washington Treaty, which codified the concept of collective self-defense, first featured in the Charter of the United Nations of 1945.[1]  […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 8, 2016

Posted: August 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have reports spanning multiple sectors and countries: the National Law Review looks at new FERC orders from June concerning NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards; Wired examines the latest bug bounty program from Apple, rewarding cybersecurity experts who identify flaws in the company’s products; the Safe & Sound blog […]

Lessons and Needs for Improving Critical Infrastructures’ Resilience

Posted: August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:42 am

Paul Théron, PhD, FBCI Developing a critical infrastructure’s aptitude for resilience requires proper concepts and definitions as well as good governance.[1] This short paper presents seven lessons about resilience of critical infrastructures (CI) that imply a need for more adequate related standards. The first lesson that must be brought forward is that beyond the wide […]