Homeland Security Facets: Threats, Countermeasures, and the Privacy Issue

Homeland Security Facets: Threats, Countermeasures, and the Privacy Issue

By: Giorgio Franceschetti (author), Marina Grossi (author)Hardback

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This timely book offers a solid understanding of the critical facets of homeland security, including threats, countermeasures, and privacy. Professionals find important discussions on how to overcome challenges in today's information systems and how to analyze emerging phenomena in large complex systems. The book offers detailed guidance on the model-based design of trustworthy health information systems. Moreover, practitioners get an in-depth overview of the detection, identification, and track of dangerous materials. This comprehensive resource also explores urban defence using mobile sensor platforms, focusing on both surveillance and protection. Supported with nearly 100 illustrations, "Homeland Security Facets" includes detailed case studies and real-world examples.

About Author

Giorgio Franceschetti is a full professor at the University Federico II, Napoli, Italy, an adjunct professor at UCLA, and a distinguished visiting scientist at JPL. Dr. Franceschetti is the author/editor of several books and has published over 160 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals of recognised standards. He earned his Ph.D. in electronic and telecommunications engineering at the University of Rome. Marina Grossi is chief executive officer of SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, a leader in defence electronics and air traffic control systems.


Threats and Possible Countermeasures - Physical Infrastructures and Wireless Sensor Networks. Analysis of the Domino Effect in Critical Infrastructures. Model-Based Design of Trustworthy Health Information Systems. Detection, Identification, and Tracking of Dangerous Materials. Urban Defence Using Mobile Sensor Platforms: Surveillance and Protection. The Privacy Issue - Toward a New Legal Framework by Cybersecurity. Privacy Vs. Security: A Fight that May Turn into an Alliance. Examples of Critical Security Implementation. The Large Event Security Issue: The G8 Case. Real Experiences on Homeland Security Systems.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781608071067
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 279
  • ID: 9781608071067
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1608071065

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