Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures [electronic resource] : A Guideline for Analysis / edited by Per Hokstad, Ingrid B. Utne, Jørn Vatn.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: VIII, 252 p. 66 illus., 14 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447146612Subject(s): Engineering | Regional planning | System safety | Regional economics | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning | Regional/Spatial ScienceAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
1.A brief overview of some methods and approaches for investigating interdependencies in critical infrastructures -- 2.Defining Concepts and Categorizing Interdependencies -- 3.Risk and Vulnerability Analysis of Critical Infrastructures.-4.Interdependency Modeling in Risk Analysis -- 5.Modelling, Simulation and Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Technical Infrastructures -- 6.Vulnerability Analyses of Interdependent Technical Infrastructures -- 7.Risk Analysis of Electricity Supply -- 8.Risk of Electricity Supply Interruptions -- 9.Integrated Urban Water System -- 10. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Enabling and Challenging Critical Infrastructure -- 11.Risk Based Design of Maritime Transport Systems -- 12.Risk of Supply Breaches in Maritime LNG Transport -- 13.Risk Management of Interconnected Infrastructures: An Empirical Study of Joint Stress Conditions -- 14.Organizational Challenges Regarding Risk Management in Critical Infrastructures -- Appendix A. Hierarchy of Hazardous Events -- Appendix B. Societal Critical Functions (SCF) and the Risk Analysis -- Appendix C. Risk Analysis Methods.
Today’s society is completely dependent on critical networks such as water supply, sewage, electricity, ICT and transportation. Risk and vulnerability analyses are needed to grasp the impact of threats and hazards. However, these become quite complex as there are strong interdependencies both within and between infrastructure systems. Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures: A guideline for analysis provides methods for analyzing risks and interdependencies of critical infrastructures. A number of analysis approaches are described and are adapted to each of these infrastructures. Various approaches are also revised, and all are supported by several examples and illustrations. Particular emphasis is given to the analysis of various interdependencies that often exist between the infrastructures. Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures: A guideline for analysis provides a good tool to identify the hazards that are threatening your infrastructures, and will enhance the understanding on how these threats can propagate throughout the system and also affect other infrastructures, thereby identifying useful risk reducing measures. It is essential reading for municipalities and infrastructure owners that are obliged to know about and prepare for the risks and vulnerabilities of the critical infrastructures for which they are responsible.