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The Security of Critical Infrastructures

Risk, Resilience and Defense

  • Marcus Matthias Keupp

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 288)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Sébastien Gillard, Donnino Anderhalden
      Pages 33-43
  3. Resilience

  4. Defense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Timo Kehrer, Christos Tsigkanos, Carlo Ghezzi
      Pages 157-176
    3. Eoghan Casey, Bruce Nikkel
      Pages 177-192

About this book


This book analyzes the security of critical infrastructures such as road, rail, water, health, and electricity networks that are vital for a nation’s society and economy, and assesses the resilience of these networks to intentional attacks. The book combines the analytical capabilities of experts in operations research and management, economics, risk analysis, and defense management, and presents graph theoretical analysis, advanced statistics, and applied modeling methods. In many chapters, the authors provide reproducible code that is available from the publisher’s website. Lastly, the book identifies and discusses implications for risk assessment, policy, and insurability. The insights it offers are globally applicable, and not limited to particular locations, countries or contexts.

Researchers, intelligence analysts, homeland security staff, and professionals who operate critical infrastructures will greatly benefit from the methods, models and findings presented. While each of the twelve chapters is self-contained, taken together they provide a sound basis for informed decision-making and more effective operations, policy, and defense.


critical infrastructure terrorism state-sponsored warfare energy security water security traffic security optimization methods risk management non-linear warfare cyber attacks cyber threats public healthcare logistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcus Matthias Keupp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Defense EconomicsMilitary Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichBirmensdorfSwitzerland

About the editors

PD Dr. M.M. Keupp leads the Department of Defense Economics at the Military Academy of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He specializes in interdisciplinary work with a strong focus on empirical methods. His academic achievements won numerous awards and honorable mentions. This book is the result of a five-year research project he created and led.

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