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New Frontiers

-  Exploring frontiers.


-  A new Congressional Research Service report finds that high-voltage transformers, which carry 60 to 70 percent of the nation’s electricity, are vulnerable to terrorist attack. Physical Security of the U.S. Power Grid: High-Voltage Transformer Substations reports that such an attack could have catastrophic consequences.  

New Ways to Manage Risk

- With the push for utilities to adopt an IT-based form of risk management called Governance-Risk-Compliance, the question is whether it can be adapted to physical security.

Critical Infrastructure Security: Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response

- Making sure that critical infrastructures, such as transportation, finance, telecommunications, and energy, remain operational demands a comprehensive and integrated security plan. In this book, editor Francisco Flammini brings together cutting-edge critical infrastructure security information put forth by some of the best security authors of the day.


- After a series of storms battered the state, Maryland convened a task to examine lessons learned and offer recommendations for improving the resilience of the state’s power grid. The group’s final report offers 11 recommendations, ranging from policy improvements to disaster drills.

Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

- This book contemplates defense and security from the perspective of the affected states (Canada, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, United States, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland) based on the foreseeable transition from an ice-bound region to an ice-free one.

Keeping the Lights On

- Lessons in infrastructure resilience from the fierce storm called a derecho that wreaked havoc on the mid-Atlantic states of the United States this summer.

Eco-Warriors, Nihilistic Terrorists and the Environment

- All in all, this book has some merits. It gives a comprehensive view of the current status of terrorism and presents some stimulating thoughts and ideas.

Smart Grid Security: An End-to-End View of Security in the New Electrical Grid

- Reviewer: For those looking to get a handle on how to secure the evolving and dynamic smart grid, Smart Grid Security: An End-to-End View of Security in the New Electrical Grid is an excellent reference.

Morning Security Brief: Venezuela Election, Sovereign Citizens Movement, Arizona Man Guilty of Chemical Attack, and More

- Venezuela's election happens peacefully despite initial panic from the public. The SPLC warns of the Sovereign Citizens Movement. Arizona man found guilty of launching a chemical attack in 2009. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Y-12 Update, White House Spearphished, Surveillance Cameras Vandalized, and More

- Y-12 ends its contract with its security provider. The White House says hackers targeted its military office. Police are looking for a pair vandalizing security cameras on Long Island. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Turkish Security Seize Radioactive Material, Subscription Police Service, Anthrax Vaccine, and More

- Turkish Police confiscate $1.3 million of smuggled radioactive material. A police subscription service in Indianapolis. Anthrax vaccine may be offered to first responders. And more.

Industrial Network Security: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Syste

- For those looking to get a handle on how to effectively secure critical infrastructure networks, Industrial Network Security is an excellent reference.

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