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Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure. This practical resource helps you Understand the latest technologies that help assure word gets out quickly after an act of terrorism, a severe weather occurance, or other destructive event occurs, set up procedures for "4Ci" (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and intelligence), assure that critical public services such as 911 centers will survive a catastrophic event, learn the basics of what a good emergency response plan should contain for critical infrastructure providers, create step-by-step plans and templates for assessing vulnerability in hospitals, government agencies, police and fire departments, EMT centers, water supplies, power grids, telecommunication networks, large business enterprises, and more, develop safeguards and standards for critical infrastructure systems and write "first alert" procedures and discover ways to have seismic, weather and other alerts delivered to your telephone, wireless phone, blackberry or email...almost as they happen!
|Publisher:||Artech House, Incorporated|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||27 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
About the Author
Leo A. Wrobel is the CEO for b4Ci, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. An active author, lecturer and technical expert in the communications industry, he has written/co-written 11 books and over 500 trade articles. Mr. Wrobel holds degrees in telecommunications systems technology, electronic systems technology, and business and public policy.
Table of Contents
Weighing the Risks of Natural Disasters. Visualizing Hazards and Vulnerability. Applying What You Have Learned to Your Disaster Recovery Plan. Recovering Critical "4Ci" CommunicationsCornerstone to Any Recovery Plan. Quantifying Loss to Businesses. Quantifying Loss to Public Agencies. Getting the Money to Plan. Available Options for Completing the Plan. Assembling Response Teams and Delegating Responsibilities. Standards for Buildings, Networks and Infrastructure. Unique Vulnerabilities in Telecommunications and 4Ci. Vulnerabilities in Other Critical Infrastructure. Writing the Plan. Testing and Refining a Disaster Response Plan. Planning for Disasters on an International Level. Conclusions and Sample Plans. Index. Glossary. Bibliography.