Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate by John L. Hennessy David A. Patterson

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By John L. Hennessy David A. Patterson

Record aimed toward spurring examine within the technology and know-how groups to counter and reply to terrorist acts resembling these skilled on September eleven. textual content comprises chapters on nuclear and radiological threats, human and agricultural healthiness structures, poisonous chemical substances and explosive fabrics, power platforms, transportation structures, and reaction of individuals to terrorism. Softcover.

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Firewalls provide a minimal level of protection, but they are often bypassed for convenience. ) Truly vital systems may require an “air gap” that separates them from public networks. Likewise, communication links that must remain secure and available should use a private network. (From a security perspective, an alternative to a private network may be the use of a connection on a public network that is appropriately secured through encryption. ) • Strong authentication technology for authenticating users.

Note, however, that the amount of redundancy is primarily limited by economic factors. S. use of the Internet. It is entirely possible that other nations—whose traffic is often physically routed through one or two locations in the United States—would fare much worse in this scenario. 5For example, many modern computers allow certain hardware components to be reprogrammed under software control. Improper use of this capability can damage hardware permanently. 18 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR COUNTERTERRORISM and faxes again to replace the Internet for many important functions.

Cybersecurity Today and Tomorrow: Pay Now or Pay Later. C. , IT hardware surreptitiously modified in the distribution chain). Third, a trusted insider may be compromised (such a person, for instance, may provide passwords that permit outsiders to gain entry);5 such insiders may also be conduits for hostile software or hardware modifications. All of these modes are possible and, because of the highly public and accessible nature of our IT infrastructure and of our society in general, it is impossible to fully secure this infrastructure against them.

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