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Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure

The worldwide reach of the Internet allows malicious cyber criminals to coordinate and launch attacks on both cyber and cyber-physical infrastructure from anywhere in the world. This purpose of this handbook is to introduce the theoretical foundations and practical solution techniques for securing critical cyber and physical infrastructures as well as their underlying computing and communication architectures and systems. Examples of such infrastructures include utility networks (e.g., electrical power grids), ground transportation systems (automotives, roads, bridges and tunnels), airports and air traffic control systems, wired and wireless communication and sensor networks, systems for storing and distributing water and food supplies, medical and healthcare delivery systems, as well as financial, banking and commercial transaction assets. The handbook focus mostly on the scientific foundations and engineering techniques - while also addressing the proper integration of policies and access control mechanisms, for example, how human-developed policies can be properly enforced by an automated system.


Researchers and security practitioners in relevant application areas such as smart power grid, transportation systems, communication networks, etc. The handbook is also intended to be suitable for advanced courses and seminars as well as graduate students working on various facets of security in cyber and physical systems.

Hardbound, 848 Pages

Published: January 2012

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-415815-3


  • "This impressive collection presents different viewpoints on the security of cyber-physical infrastructure. With more than 40 different contributors and 30 chapters organized in eight parts, the authors provide a unique introduction to the current state of the art in this field. The recent rise in both security awareness and the criticality of cyber-physical systems justifies the publishing of such a comprehensive book."--ComputingReviews.com, March 29, 2013


  • Introduction: Securing Cyber-Physical Infrastructures--An Overview
    Part 1: Theoretical Foundations of Security
    Chapter 1: Security and Vulnerability of Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Networks:  A Control-Theoretic Approach
    Chapter 2: Game Theory for Infrastructure Security - The Power of Intent-Based Adversary Models
    Chapter 3: An Analytical Framework for Cyber-Physical Networks
    Chapter 4: Evolution of Widely Spreading Worms and Countermeasures : Epidemic Theory and Application
    Part 2: Security for Wireless Mobile Networks
    Chapter 5: Mobile Wireless Network Security
    Chapter 6: Robust Wireless Infrastructure against Jamming Attacks
    Chapter 7: Security for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    Chapter 8: Defending against Identity-Based Attacks in Wireless Networks
    Part 3: Security for Sensor Networks
    Chapter 9: Efficient and Distributed Access Control for Sensor Networks
    Chapter 10: Defending against Physical Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Chapter 11: Node Compromise Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Part 4: Platform Security
    Chapter 12: Hardware and Security: Vulnerabilities and Solutions
    Chapter 13: Languages and Security: Safer Software Through Language and Compiler Techniques
    Part 5: Cloud Computing and Data Security
    Chapter 14: Protecting Data in Outsourcing Scenarios
    Chapter 15: Data Security in Cloud Computing
    Chapter 16: Secure Mobile Cloud Computing
    Chapter 17: Relation Privacy Preservation in  Online Social Networks
    Part 6: Event Monitoring and Situation Awareness
    Chapter 18: Distributed Network and System Monitoring for Securing Cyber-Physical Infrastructure
    Chapter 19: Discovering and Tracking Patterns of Interest in Security Sensor Streams
    Chapter 20: Pervasive Sensing and Monitoring for Situational Awareness
    Chapter 21: Sense and Response Systems for Crisis Management
    Part 7. Policy Issues in Security Management
    Chapter 22: Managing and Securing Critical Infrastructure -- A Semantic Policy and Trust-Driven Approach
    Chapter 23: Policies, Access Control, and Formal Methods
    Chapter 24: Formal Analysis of Policy based Security Configurations in Enterprise Networks
    Part 8: Security Issues in Real-World Systems
    Chapter 25: Security and Privacy in the Smart Grid
    Chapter 26: Cyber-physical Security of Automotive Information Technology
    Chapter 27: Security and Privacy for Mobile Healthcare (m-Health) Systems
    Chapter 28: Security and Robustness in the Internet Infrastructure
    Chapter 29: Emergency Vehicular Networks
    Chapter 30: Security Issues in VoIP Telecommunication Networks


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