Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2nd Edition

  • Ryan K. Baggett
  • Brian K. Simpkins
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  • ISBN-10: 1440853967
  • ISBN-13: 9781440853968
  • DDC: 363.340973
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Since the first edition of this book was published in 2009, significant changes have occurred in the security landscape, both domestically and internationally. This second edition is thoroughly updated to reflect those changes, offering a complete review of the various security and resilience measures currently in place and potential strategies to safeguard life and property within the U.S. homeland. As noted in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Goal, the mission area of protection is vital to the homeland in its focus on actions to protect people, vital interests, and our nation's way of life. With that in mind, this book discusses strategies such as risk analysis and assessment, information sharing, and continuity planning. The authors focus on relevant and timely threats and hazards facing specific infrastructure components including, but not limited to, agriculture and food, banking and finance, water, energy, telecommunications, and transportation. The dynamic posture of critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR) underscores the importance of an integrated, layered all-hazards approach. In describing this approach, the book includes new chapters on planning and guidance, public and private partnerships, cyber issues and threats, and careers in infrastructure protection. Additions such as discussion questions, learning objectives, and fundamental concepts for each chapter provide additional direction for instructors and students alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.
2: Aging and Failing Critical Infrastructure: Causes, Impacts, and the Path Forward.
3: Legislation, Acts, and Presidential Actions.
4: Federal Plans, Strategies, and Guidance.
5: Risk Management for Infrastructure Security and Resilience.
6: Critical Infrastructure Threats and Hazards.
7: Infrastructure Partnerships and Information Sharing.
8: Energy System Sectors.
9: Transportation Systems.
10: Environmental Sectors: Chemical, Food and Agriculture, and Water and Wastewater Systems.
11: Facilities and Manufacturing: Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing, and Government Facilities.
12: Cyber and Financial Sectors.
13: Health, Safety, and Security: Defense Industrial Base, Emergency Services, and Healthcare and Public Health.
14: The Convergence of Physical and Cybersecurity: The Path Forward for Secure and Resilient Infrastructure.
About the Authors.