Influence of time-dependent factors in the evaluation of critical infrastructure protection measures.

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The examination of which protective measures are the most appropriate to be implemented in order to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from attacks on critical infrastructures and key resources typically involves a comparison of the consequences that could occur when the protective measure is implemented to those that could occur when it is not. This report describes a framework for evaluation that provides some additional capabilities for comparing optional protective measures. It illustrates some potentially important time-dependent factors, such as the implementation rate, that affect the relative pros and cons associated with widespread implementation of protective measures. It ... continued below

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Buehring, W. A.; Samsa, M. E. & Sciences, Decision and Information March 28, 2008.

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The examination of which protective measures are the most appropriate to be implemented in order to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from attacks on critical infrastructures and key resources typically involves a comparison of the consequences that could occur when the protective measure is implemented to those that could occur when it is not. This report describes a framework for evaluation that provides some additional capabilities for comparing optional protective measures. It illustrates some potentially important time-dependent factors, such as the implementation rate, that affect the relative pros and cons associated with widespread implementation of protective measures. It presents example results from the use of protective measures, such as detectors and pretrained responders, for an illustrative biological incident. Results show that the choice of an alternative measure can depend on whether or not policy and financial support can be maintained for extended periods of time. Choice of a time horizon greatly influences the comparison of alternatives.

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  • Report No.: ANL/DIS-08/2
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-06CH11357
  • DOI: 10.2172/937012 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 937012
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899922

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Buehring, W. A.; Samsa, M. E. & Sciences, Decision and Information. Influence of time-dependent factors in the evaluation of critical infrastructure protection measures., report, March 28, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899922/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.