ICE Library recommendations on cyber security

Every month the ICE Library highlights top titles, journals or books on an important civil engineering topic. This month, we look at cyber security.

Cyber security
Cyber security

As our society rapidly shifts towards digital technology, this month we are looking at keeping smart assets safe from cyberattacks.

Cyber Security

Cybersecurity essentials. E-Book.

BROOKS, C. J. GROW, C. CRAIG, P. SHORT, D. Indianapolis: Sybex (a Wiley brand), 2018 This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject and the four distinct challenges to an effective defense: securing the infrastructure, securing devices, securing local networks, and securing the perimeter. Each challenge is covered individually for greater depth of information, with real-world scenarios that show what vulnerabilities look like in everyday computing scenarios.


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PAS 555:2013 Cyber security risk - governance and management - specification

PAS 555 provides a business-led, holistic approach to cyber security. It establishes a framework for managing cyber security risk, looking at management structure, the commitment needed for a cyber security culture, setting the context alongside effective leadership and governance.

PAS 555 considers the technical aspects of cyber security while it enables organizations to focus on minimizing potential loss; developing organizational resilience while improving operational effectiveness and efficiency. It applies to the whole organization and its supply chain, avoiding the dangers that can arise when the scope of security measures covers only part of the business.


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Cyber safety and resilience: Strengthening the digital systems that support the modern economy

London: Royal Academy of Engineering, 2018. Part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Digital Economy platform.

This report debates the regulatory and non-regulatory measures required to improve the cyber safety and resilience of systems. It explores the vulnerabilities of critical and non-critical infrastructure and recommends solutions to address those challenges.


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Cyber security

RACONTEUR, Raconteur Media, March 2020
Covid-19 has had a major impact on the way we work, with many of us now working from home and communicating via online meeting tools. This current awareness report looks at the resulting security risks and gives practical advice on data storage, passwords and how to build a safety aware business culture.


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Cyber threats confronting the digital built environment: common data environment vulnerabilities and block chain deterrence

PARN, E. A. EDWARDS, D.
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 26, Number 2, 2019, pp 245-266. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019

Smart cities provide fully integrated and networked connectivity between virtual/digital assets and physical building/infrastructure assets to form digital economies. However, industrial espionage, cyber-crime and politically driven cyber-interventions threaten to disrupt and/or physically damage the critical infrastructure.

The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of cyber-threats confronting critical infrastructure asset management reliant upon a common data environment to augment building information modelling (BIM) implementation.



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The National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre is an organisation of the United Kingdom Government that provides advice and support for the public and private sector in how to avoid computer security threats.

They share knowledge and provide practical guidance, respond to cyber security incidents to reduce the harm they cause to organisations and the wider UK, use industry and academic expertise to nurture the UK's cyber security capability and reduce risks to the UK by securing public and private sector networks. Their website provides a wealth of information for individuals, SME companies and large organisations.

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