Présentation de l'éditeur
This book is a follow-on to our earlier book published in 2011 and represents a detailed look at various aspects of cyber security. The chapters in this book are the result of invited presentations in a 2-day conference on cyber security held at the City University of New York, City College, June 8-9, 2011.
Our increased reliance on the Internet, information, and networked systems has also raised the risks of cyber attacks that could harm our nation’s cyber infrastructure. The cyber infrastructure encompasses a number of sectors including the nation’s mass transit and other transportation systems, railroads, airlines, the banking and financial systems, factories, energy systems and the electric power grid, and telecommunications, which increasingly rely on a complex array of computer networks. Many of these infrastructures’ networks also connect to the public Internet. Unfortunately, many information systems, computer systems, and networks were not built and designed with security in mind. As a consequence, our cyber infrastructure contains many holes, risks, and vulnerabilities that potentially may enable an attacker to cause damage or disrupt the operations of this cyber infrastructure. Threats to the safety and security of the cyber infrastructure come from many directions: hackers, terrorists, criminal groups, and sophisticated organized crime groups; even nation-states and foreign intelligence services conduct cyber warfare. Costs to the economy from these threats are huge and increasing. Cyber infrastructure protection refers to the defense against attacks on such infrastructure and is a major concern of both the government and the private sector.
A key contribution of this book is that it provides an integrated framework and a comprehensive view of the various forms of cyber infrastructure protection. We, the editors, strongly recommend this book for policymakers and researchers.
Biographie de l'auteur
TAREK N. SAADAWI is Professor and Director of the Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT), City College, The City University of New York. His current research interests are telecommunications networks, high-speed networks, multimedia networks, AD-HOC mobile wireless networks and secure communications. Dr. Saadawi has been on the Consortium Management Committee (CMC) for ARL Consortium on Telecommunications (known as Collaborative Technology Alliances on Communications and Networks, CTA-C&N), 2001- 2009. He has published extensively in the areas of telecommunications and information networks. Dr. Saadawi is a co-author of the book, Fundamentals of Telecommunication Networks (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994) which has been translated into Chinese. He was the lead author of the Egypt Telecommunications Infrastructure Master Plan covering the fiber network, IP/ATM, DSL, and the wireless local loop under a project funded by the U.S. Agency for Independent Development. He joined the U.S. Department of Commerce delegation to the Government of Algeria addressing rural communications. Dr. Saadawi is a Former Chairman of IEEE Computer Society of New York City (1986-87). He holds a B.S. and M.S. from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. LOUIS H. JORDAN, JR., is the Deputy Director of the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan where he served as Senior Military Advisor to the Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior for Counter Narcotics. He is a graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. Colonel Jordan’s formal education includes a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and certification in strategic planning from the American Management Association. Colonel Jordan has served in aviation assignments from company through brigade and the national level including service at the National Guard Bureau as an operations officer, branch chief, and as the Deputy Division Chief of the Aviation and Safety Division. Colonel Jordan has commanded at the battalion, brigade, and joint task force level to include command of Joint Task Force Raven, the aviation task force for Operation JUMP START along the Southwest Border in Arizona.