Cloud Control Systems

Cloud Control Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 0128187026
ISBN 13: 9780128187029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Control Systems Book Review:

Cloud Control Systems: Analysis, Design and Estimation introduces readers to the basic definitions and various new developments in the growing field of cloud control systems (CCS). The book begins with an overview of cloud control systems (CCS) fundamentals, which will help beginners to better understand the depth and scope of the field. It then discusses current techniques and developments in CCS, including event-triggered cloud control, predictive cloud control, fault-tolerant and diagnosis cloud control, cloud estimation methods, and secure control/estimation under cyberattacks. This book benefits all researchers including professors, postgraduate students and engineers who are interested in modern control theory, robust control, multi-agents control. Offers insights into the innovative application of cloud computing principles to control and automation systems Provides an overview of cloud control systems (CCS) fundamentals and introduces current techniques and developments in CCS Investigates distributed denial of service attacks, false data injection attacks, resilient design under cyberattacks, and safety assurance under stealthy cyberattacks

Networked Control Systems

Networked Control Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-02-09
ISBN 10: 0128163011
ISBN 13: 9780128163016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Control Systems Book Review:

Networked Control Systems: Cloud Control and Secure Control explores new technological developments in networked control systems (NCS), including new techniques, such as event-triggered, secure and cloud control. It provides the fundamentals and underlying issues of networked control systems under normal operating environments and under cyberphysical attack. The book includes a critical examination of the principles of cloud computing, cloud control systems design, the available techniques of secure control design to NCS’s under cyberphysical attack, along with strategies for resilient and secure control of cyberphysical systems. Smart grid infrastructures are also discussed, providing diagnosis methods to analyze and counteract impacts. Finally, a series of practical case studies are provided to cover a range of NCS’s. This book is an essential resource for professionals and graduate students working in the fields of networked control systems, signal processing and distributed estimation. Provides coverage of cloud-based approaches to control systems and secure control methodologies to protect cyberphysical systems against various types of malicious attacks Provides an overview of control research literature and explores future developments and solutions Includes case studies that offer solutions for issues with modeling, quantization, packet dropout, time delay and communication constraints

Complex Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems

Complex  Intelligent  and Software Intensive Systems
Author: Leonard Barolli,Olivier Terzo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1048
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 3319615661
ISBN 13: 9783319615660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems Book Review:

This book gathers the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2017), held on June 28–June 30, 2017 in Torino, Italy. Software Intensive Systems are characterized by their intensive interaction with other systems, sensors, actuators, devices, and users. Further, they are now being used in more and more domains, e.g. the automotive sector, telecommunication systems, embedded systems in general, industrial automation systems and business applications. Moreover, the outcome of web services delivers a new platform for enabling software intensive systems. Complex Systems research is focused on the understanding of a system as a whole rather than its components. Complex Systems are very much shaped by the changing environments in which they operate, and by their multiple internal and external interactions. They evolve and adapt through internal and external dynamic interactions. The development of Intelligent Systems and agents, which invariably involves the use of ontologies and their logical foundations, offers a fruitful impulse for both Software Intensive Systems and Complex Systems. Recent research in the fields of intelligent systems, robotics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences is essential to the future development of and innovations in software intensive and complex systems. The aim of the volume “Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems” is to provide a platform of scientific interaction between the three interwoven and challenging areas of research and development of future Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-enabled applications: Software Intensive Systems, Complex systems and Intelligent Systems.

Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systems

Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systems
Author: Katia Corsi,Nicola Giuseppe Castellano,Rita Lamboglia,Daniela Mancini
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 3319495380
ISBN 13: 9783319495385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systems Book Review:

This book examines the relationship between digital innovations on the one hand, and accounting and management information systems on the other. In particular it addresses topics including cloud computing, data mining, XBRL, and digital platforms. It presents an analysis of how new technologies can reshape accounting and management information systems, enhancing their information potentialities and their ability to support decision-making processes, as well as several studies that reveal how managerial information needs can affect and reshape the adoption of digital technologies. Focusing on the four major aspects data management, information system architecture, external and internal reporting, the book offers a valuable resource for CIOs, CFOs and more generally for business managers, as well as for researchers and scholars. It is mainly based on a selection of the best papers - original double blind reviewed contributions - presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Secure Control of Networked Control Systems and Its Applications

Secure Control of Networked Control Systems and Its Applications
Author: Dong Yue
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 981336730X
ISBN 13: 9789813367302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Linear Control Systems

Introduction to Linear Control Systems
Author: Yazdan Bavafa-Toosi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1134
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 012812749X
ISBN 13: 9780128127490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Linear Control Systems Book Review:

Introduction to Linear Control Systems is designed as a standard introduction to linear control systems for all those who one way or another deal with control systems. It can be used as a comprehensive up-to-date textbook for a one-semester 3-credit undergraduate course on linear control systems as the first course on this topic at university. This includes the faculties of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, bio-engineering, economics, mathematics, physics, management and social sciences, etc. The book covers foundations of linear control systems, their raison detre, different types, modelling, representations, computations, stability concepts, tools for time-domain and frequency-domain analysis and synthesis, and fundamental limitations, with an emphasis on frequency-domain methods. Every chapter includes a part on further readings where more advanced topics and pertinent references are introduced for further studies. The presentation is theoretically firm, contemporary, and self-contained. Appendices cover Laplace transform and differential equations, dynamics, MATLAB and SIMULINK, treatise on stability concepts and tools, treatise on Routh-Hurwitz method, random optimization techniques as well as convex and non-convex problems, and sample midterm and endterm exams. The book is divided to the sequel 3 parts plus appendices. PART I: In this part of the book, chapters 1-5, we present foundations of linear control systems. This includes: the introduction to control systems, their raison detre, their different types, modelling of control systems, different methods for their representation and fundamental computations, basic stability concepts and tools for both analysis and design, basic time domain analysis and design details, and the root locus as a stability analysis and synthesis tool. PART II: In this part of the book, Chapters 6-9, we present what is generally referred to as the frequency domain methods. This refers to the experiment of applying a sinusoidal input to the system and studying its output. There are basically three different methods for representation and studying of the data of the aforementioned frequency response experiment: these are the Nyquist plot, the Bode diagram, and the Krohn-Manger-Nichols chart. We study these methods in details. We learn that the output is also a sinusoid with the same frequency but generally with different phase and magnitude. By dividing the output by the input we obtain the so-called sinusoidal or frequency transfer function of the system which is the same as the transfer function when the Laplace variable s is substituted with . Finally we use the Bode diagram for the design process. PART III: In this part, Chapter 10, we introduce some miscellaneous advanced topics under the theme fundamental limitations which should be included in this undergraduate course at least in an introductory level. We make bridges between some seemingly disparate aspects of a control system and theoretically complement the previously studied subjects. Appendices: The book contains seven appendices. Appendix A is on the Laplace transform and differential equations. Appendix B is an introduction to dynamics. Appendix C is an introduction to MATLAB, including SIMULINK. Appendix D is a survey on stability concepts and tools. A glossary and road map of the available stability concepts and tests is provided which is missing even in the research literature. Appendix E is a survey on the Routh-Hurwitz method, also missing in the literature. Appendix F is an introduction to random optimization techniques and convex and non-convex problems. Finally, appendix G presents sample midterm and endterm exams, which are class-tested several times.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive
Author: Michael New,Edward Whalen,Matthew Burke
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-06-05
ISBN 10: 0071790586
ISBN 13: 9780071790581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive Book Review:

Master Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Achieve peak database efficiency and derive unprecedented value from your corporate assets by implementing an end-to-end cloud computing solution. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive thoroughly explains best practices for deployment, administration, and monitoring. Learn how to prepare and install Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, use agents, apply system-wide patches, perform real-time diagnostics, and discover, monitor, and administer hosts, databases, and middleware. Security and select plug-ins are also fully covered in this Oracle Press guide. Install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deploy management agents in one of six available ways Handle security with Cloud Control administrators, roles, and credentials Track performance with SQL monitoring and Active Session History (ASH) analytics Dynamically provision middleware and enterprise applications Work with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Force policy compliance and employ global change detection Manage and monitor hosts, virtual machines, and server pools

Security for Cloud Storage Systems

Security for Cloud Storage Systems
Author: Kan Yang,Xiaohua Jia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 1461478731
ISBN 13: 9781461478737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Security for Cloud Storage Systems Book Review:

Cloud storage is an important service of cloud computing, which offers service for data owners to host their data in the cloud. This new paradigm of data hosting and data access services introduces two major security concerns. The first is the protection of data integrity. Data owners may not fully trust the cloud server and worry that data stored in the cloud could be corrupted or even removed. The second is data access control. Data owners may worry that some dishonest servers provide data access to users that are not permitted for profit gain and thus they can no longer rely on the servers for access control. To protect the data integrity in the cloud, an efficient and secure dynamic auditing protocol is introduced, which can support dynamic auditing and batch auditing. To ensure the data security in the cloud, two efficient and secure data access control schemes are introduced in this brief: ABAC for Single-authority Systems and DAC-MACS for Multi-authority Systems. While Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-based Encryption (CP-ABE) is a promising technique for access control of encrypted data, the existing schemes cannot be directly applied to data access control for cloud storage systems because of the attribute revocation problem. To solve the attribute revocation problem, new Revocable CP-ABE methods are proposed in both ABAC and DAC-MACS.

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
Author: Xin-She Yang,Simon Sherratt,Nilanjan Dey,Amit Joshi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 996
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 981131165X
ISBN 13: 9789811311659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology Book Review:

The book includes selected high-quality research papers presented at the Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology held at Brunel University, London on February 27–28, 2018. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of Things (IOT), and e-mining. Written by experts and researchers working on ICT, the book is suitable for new researchers involved in advanced studies.

Multiagent Systems

Multiagent Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN 10: 1000078108
ISBN 13: 9781000078107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiagent Systems Book Review:

Multiagent systems (MAS) are one of the most exciting and the fastest growing domains in the intelligent resource management and agent-oriented technology, which deals with modeling of autonomous decisions making entities. Recent developments have produced very encouraging results in the novel approach of handling multiplayer interactive systems. In particular, the multiagent system approach is adapted to model, control, manage or test the operations and management of several system applications including multi-vehicles, microgrids, multi-robots, where agents represent individual entities in the network. Each participant is modeled as an autonomous participant with independent strategies and responses to outcomes. They are able to operate autonomously and interact pro-actively with their environment. In recent works, the problem of information consensus is addressed, where a team of vehicles communicate with each other to agree on key pieces of information that enable them to work together in a coordinated fashion. The problem is challenging because communication channels have limited range and there are possibilities of fading and dropout. The book comprises chapters on synchronization and consensus in multiagent systems. It shows that the joint presentation of synchronization and consensus enables readers to learn about similarities and differences of both concepts. It reviews the cooperative control of multi-agent dynamical systems interconnected by a communication network topology. Using the terminology of cooperative control, each system is endowed with its own state variable and dynamics. A fundamental problem in multi-agent dynamical systems on networks is the design of distributed protocols that guarantee consensus or synchronization in the sense that the states of all the systems reach the same value. It is evident from the results that research in multiagent systems offer opportunities for further developments in theoretical, simulation and implementations. This book attempts to fill this gap and aims at presenting a comprehensive volume that documents theoretical aspects and practical applications.

Industrial Cloud Based Cyber Physical Systems

Industrial Cloud Based Cyber Physical Systems
Author: Armando W. Colombo,Thomas Bangemann,Stamatis Karnouskos,Jerker Delsing,Petr Stluka,Robert Harrison,Francois Jammes,Jose L. Lastra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN 10: 3319056247
ISBN 13: 9783319056241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Cloud Based Cyber Physical Systems Book Review:

This book presents cutting-edge emerging technologies and approaches in the areas of service-oriented architectures, intelligent devices and cloud-based cyber-physical systems. It provides a clear view on their applicability to the management and automation of manufacturing and process industries. It offers a holistic view of future industrial cyber-physical systems and their industrial usage and also depicts technologies and architectures as well as a migration approach and engineering tools based on these. By providing a careful balance between the theory and the practical aspects, this book has been authored by several experts from academia and industry, thereby offering a valuable understanding of the vision, the domain, the processes and the results of the research. It has several illustrations and tables to clearly exemplify the concepts and results examined in the text and these are supported by four real-life case-studies. We are witnessing rapid advances in the industrial automation, mainly driven by business needs towards agility and supported by new disruptive advances both on the software and hardware side, as well as the cross-fertilization of concepts and the amalgamation of information and communication technology-driven approaches in traditional industrial automation and control systems. This book is intended for technology managers, application designers, solution developers, engineers working in industry, as well as researchers, undergraduate and graduate students of industrial automation, industrial informatics and production engineering.

The Cloud Computing Book

The Cloud Computing Book
Author: Douglas Comer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN 10: 1000384284
ISBN 13: 9781000384284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cloud Computing Book Book Review:

This latest textbook from bestselling author, Douglas E. Comer, is a class-tested book providing a comprehensive introduction to cloud computing. Focusing on concepts and principles, rather than commercial offerings by cloud providers and vendors, The Cloud Computing Book: The Future of Computing Explained gives readers a complete picture of the advantages and growth of cloud computing, cloud infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, and cloud-native software design. The book explains real and virtual data center facilities, including computation (e.g., servers, hypervisors, Virtual Machines, and containers), networks (e.g., leaf-spine architecture, VLANs, and VxLAN), and storage mechanisms (e.g., SAN, NAS, and object storage). Chapters on automation and orchestration cover the conceptual organization of systems that automate software deployment and scaling. Chapters on cloud-native software cover parallelism, microservices, MapReduce, controller-based designs, and serverless computing. Although it focuses on concepts and principles, the book uses popular technologies in examples, including Docker containers and Kubernetes. Final chapters explain security in a cloud environment and the use of models to help control the complexity involved in designing software for the cloud. The text is suitable for a one-semester course for software engineers who want to understand cloud, and for IT managers moving an organization’s computing to the cloud.

Proceedings of PURPLE MOUNTAIN FORUM 2019 International Forum on Smart Grid Protection and Control

Proceedings of PURPLE MOUNTAIN FORUM 2019 International Forum on Smart Grid Protection and Control
Author: Yusheng Xue,Yuping Zheng,Saifur Rahman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1054
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN 10: 9811397791
ISBN 13: 9789811397790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of PURPLE MOUNTAIN FORUM 2019 International Forum on Smart Grid Protection and Control Book Review:

This book presents original, peer-reviewed research papers from the 4th Purple Mountain Forum –International Forum on Smart Grid Protection and Control (PMF2019-SGPC), held in Nanjing, China on August 17–18, 2019. Addressing the latest research hotspots in the power industry, such as renewable energy integration, flexible interconnection of large scale power grids, integrated energy system, and cyber physical power systems, the papers share the latest research findings and practical application examples of the new theories, methodologies and algorithms in these areas. As such book a valuable reference for researchers, engineers, and university students.

Networked Control Under Communication Constraints

Networked Control Under Communication Constraints
Author: Kun Liu,Emilia Fridman,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN 10: 9811542309
ISBN 13: 9789811542305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Control Under Communication Constraints Book Review:

This book presents a time-delay approach to the analysis and synthesis of networked control systems (NCSs) under communication constraints. Differently from other approaches, the time-delay approach to NCSs allows communication delays to be larger than the sampling intervals in the presence of scheduling protocols. The book starts from a comprehensive introduction to three main approaches to sampled-data and networked control. It then focuses on time-delay approach, and the modelling of the closed-loop systems in the form of time-delay system. It presents discontinuous (in time) Lyapunov functional constructions that are efficient for NCSs in the presence of communications delays. Further, it highlights time-delay approaches developed to model and analyze NCSs under communication constraints, with a particular focus on dynamic quantization, round-robin, try-once-discard and stochastic protocols. The results are first presented for the continuous-time NCSs and then extended to discrete-time NCSs. Discussing recent developments in Lyapunov-based analysis of NCSs under communication constraints, the book is a valuable resource for researchers interested in sampled-data and networked control, and time-delay systems, as well as for graduate students in automatic control and systems theory.

Novel Practices and Trends in Grid and Cloud Computing

Novel Practices and Trends in Grid and Cloud Computing
Author: Raj, Pethuru,Koteeswaran, S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN 10: 1522590250
ISBN 13: 9781522590255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Practices and Trends in Grid and Cloud Computing Book Review:

Business and IT organizations are currently embracing new strategically sound concepts in order to be more customer-centric, competitive, and cognitive in their daily operations. While useful, the various software tools, pioneering technologies, as well as their unique contributions largely go unused due to the lack of information provided on their special characteristics. Novel Practices and Trends in Grid and Cloud Computing is a collection of innovative research on the key concerns of cloud computing and how they are being addressed, as well as the various technologies and tools empowering cloud theory to be participative, penetrative, pervasive, and persuasive. While highlighting topics including cyber security, smart technology, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideally designed for students, researchers, and business managers on the lookout for innovative IT solutions for all the business automation software and improvisations of computational technologies.

Cloud Based Cyber Physical Systems in Manufacturing

Cloud Based Cyber Physical Systems in Manufacturing
Author: Lihui Wang,Xi Vincent Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN 10: 9783319884677
ISBN 13: 3319884670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Based Cyber Physical Systems in Manufacturing Book Review:

This book presents state-of-the-art research, challenges and solutions in the area of cloud-based cyber-physical systems (CPS) used in manufacturing. It provides a comprehensive review of the literature and an in-depth treatment of novel methodologies, algorithms and systems in the area of architecture design, cyber security, process planning, monitoring and control. The book features detailed descriptions of how to derive solutions in a cloud environment where physical machines can be supported by cyber decision systems when engaged in real operations. It presents a range of novel ideas and is characterized by a balanced approach in terms of scope vs. depth and theory vs. applications. It also takes into account the need to present intellectual challenges while appealing to a broad readership, including academic researchers, practicing engineers and managers, and graduate students. Dedicated to the topic of cloud-based CPS and its practical applications in manufacturing, this book benefits readers from all manufacturing sectors, from system design to lifecycle engineering and from process planning to machine control. It also helps readers to understand the present challenges and future research directions towards factories of the future, helping them to position themselves strategically for career development.

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN 10: 012823699X
ISBN 13: 9780128236994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems Book Review:

Discrete Networked Dynamic Systems: Analysis and Performance provides a high-level treatment of a general class of linear discrete-time dynamic systems interconnected over an information network, exchanging relative state measurements or output measurements. It presents a systematic analysis of the material and provides an account to the math development in a unified way. The topics in this book are structured along four dimensions: Agent, Environment, Interaction, and Organization, while keeping global (system-centered) and local (agent-centered) viewpoints. The focus is on the wide-sense consensus problem in discrete networked dynamic systems. The authors rely heavily on algebraic graph theory and topology to derive their results. It is known that graphs play an important role in the analysis of interactions between multiagent/distributed systems. Graph-theoretic analysis provides insight into how topological interactions play a role in achieving coordination among agents. Numerous types of graphs exist in the literature, depending on the edge set of G. A simple graph has no self-loop or edges. Complete graphs are simple graphs with an edge connecting any pair of vertices. The vertex set in a bipartite graph can be partitioned into disjoint non-empty vertex sets, whereby there is an edge connecting every vertex in one set to every vertex in the other set. Random graphs have fixed vertex sets, but the edge set exhibits stochastic behavior modeled by probability functions. Much of the studies in coordination control are based on deterministic/fixed graphs, switching graphs, and random graphs. This book addresses advanced analytical tools for characterization control, estimation and design of networked dynamic systems over fixed, probabilistic and time-varying graphs Provides coherent results on adopting a set-theoretic framework for critically examining problems of the analysis, performance and design of discrete distributed systems over graphs Deals with both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems to guarantee the generality of design results

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
Author: Porus Homi Havewala
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781849684798
ISBN 13: 1849684790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Book Review:

This book is a practical step-by-step tutorial with screenshots for carrying out tasks showing you how to manage and administer your data center with Oracle Enterprise Manager. It is packed with best practices and tips that will help you benefit from the author's extensive experience of working with Oracle Enterprise Manager since at least a decade, and combined with his 25+ years IT industry experience. If you are a Data Center, IT or Database Team manager who wants to take advantage of the automation and compliance benefits of Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control, then Oracle Enterprise Mana.

Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services

Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services
Author: William Y Chang,Hosame Abu-Amara,Jessica Feng Sanford
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 9789048198467
ISBN 13: 9048198461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services Book Review:

The broad scope of Cloud Computing is creating a technology, business, sociolo- cal, and economic renaissance. It delivers the promise of making services available quickly with rather little effort. Cloud Computing allows almost anyone, anywhere, at anytime to interact with these service offerings. Cloud Computing creates a unique opportunity for its users that allows anyone with an idea to have a chance to deliver it to a mass market base. As Cloud Computing continues to evolve and penetrate different industries, it is inevitable that the scope and definition of Cloud Computing becomes very subjective, based on providers’ and customers’ persp- tive of applications. For instance, Information Technology (IT) professionals p- ceive a Cloud as an unlimited, on-demand, flexible computing fabric that is always available to support their needs. Cloud users experience Cloud services as virtual, off-premise applications provided by Cloud service providers. To an end user, a p- vider offering a set of services or applications in the Cloud can manage these off- ings remotely. Despite these discrepancies, there is a general consensus that Cloud Computing includes technology that uses the Internet and collaborated servers to integrate data, applications, and computing resources. With proper Cloud access, such technology allows consumers and businesses to access their personal files on any computer without having to install special tools. Cloud Computing facilitates efficient operations and management of comp- ing technologies by federating storage, memory, processing, and bandwidth.

SCADA Security What s broken and how to fix it

SCADA Security   What s broken and how to fix it
Author: Andrew Ginter
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 0995298440
ISBN 13: 9780995298446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SCADA Security What s broken and how to fix it Book Review:

Modern attacks routinely breach SCADA networks that are defended to IT standards. This is unacceptable. Defense in depth has failed us. In ""SCADA Security"" Ginter describes this failure and describes an alternative. Strong SCADA security is possible, practical, and cheaper than failed, IT-centric, defense-in-depth. While nothing can be completely secure, we decide how high to set the bar for our attackers. For important SCADA systems, effective attacks should always be ruinously expensive and difficult. We can and should defend our SCADA systems so thoroughly that even our most resourceful enemies tear their hair out and curse the names of our SCADA systems' designers.