publication . Article . 2009

Fragility: The Next Wave in Critical Infrastructure Protection

Allan McDougall;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Journal of Strategic Security (issn: 1944-0464, eissn: 1944-0472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Henley-Putnam University
Abstract
In North America today, we are about to embark on a significant effort to repair, or even upgrade, many aspects of our infrastructure. Many of these efforts are linked to economic recovery packages. Others are based on sheer need. The challenge for decision makers and planners involves ensuring that scarce economic resources are put to their best use. Understanding the concept of fragility plays a pivotal part in reaching that understanding.Fragility, like many other systems—particularly Information Technology (IT ) systems—works on the concept of subjects and objects. Subjects are those entities that seek to exploit the services (or capacity) offered by the obj...
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free text keywords: Development and security, Economics, North America, Stabilization and reconstruction, Transportation security, Military Science, U, Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Law, Safety Research, Critical infrastructure, Critical infrastructure protection, Exploit, Sociology, Public administration, Fragility, Upgrade, Information technology, business.industry, business, Economic recovery
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publication . Article . 2009

Fragility: The Next Wave in Critical Infrastructure Protection

Allan McDougall;