Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention

Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention

Maurice Dawson (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Dakshina Ranjan Kisku (National Institute of Technology, India), Phalguni Gupta (National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India), Jamuna Kanta Sing (Jadavpur University, India) and Weifeng Li (Tsinghua University, China)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 428|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0703-1
ISBN13: 9781522507031|ISBN10: 1522507035|EISBN13: 9781522507048


In the modern world, natural disasters are becoming more commonplace, unmanned systems are becoming the norm, and terrorism and espionage are increasingly taking place online. All of these threats have made it necessary for governments and organizations to steel themselves against these threats in innovative ways.

Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention provides relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research outlining potential threats while exploring their appropriate countermeasures. This relevant publication takes a broad perspective, from network security, surveillance, reconnaissance, and physical security, all topics are considered with equal weight. Ideal for policy makers, IT professionals, engineers, NGO operators, and graduate students, this book provides an in-depth look into the threats facing modern society and the methods to avoid them.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Civil Liberties
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Information Security
  • Natural Disasters
  • Technology Management
  • Technology Transfer
  • Transportation Security

Reviews and Testimonials

Educators, researchers, and security specialists survey new devices, systems, and approaches for protecting homeland security. Their topics include assessing the interactions between Native American tribes and the US government in homeland security and emergency management policy, using gait biometrics for re-identification in automated visual surveillance, battlefield cyberspace: the exploitation of hyperconnectivity and Internet of Things, the importance of a versatile logging tool for behavioral biometrics and continuous authentication research, and a wrapper-based classification approach for personal identification through keystroke dynamics using soft computing techniques.

– Protoview Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maurice Dawson serves as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at University of Missouri-St. Louis, former Visiting Assistant Professor (Honorary) of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, and Fulbright Scholar: Specialist in the Faculty of Computational Mathematics & Informatics at South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Dawson is recognized as an Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer by the U.S. Department of Defense. Research focus area is cyber security, systems security engineering, open source software (OSS), mobile security, and engineering management.
Dakshina Ranjan Kisku is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India. He obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. (Engineering) degrees all in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. Dr. Kisku is an active researcher in the area of biometrics and computer vision. From March 2006 to March 2007, he was a Researcher in the Computer Vision Laboratory at University of Sassari, Italy. From August 2005 to March 2006, Dr. Kisku was also involved as a Project Associate with the Biometrics and Computer Vision Group at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Prior to joining NIT Durgapur he was working as a faculty member for several years at Asansol Engineering College, India and Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, India. Dr. Kisku has more than 55 scientific articles to his credit published in refereed conferences, journals and edited books. He has co-authored and edited three books on biometrics and homeland security. He is a recipient of the IEI Young Engineers Award for his contribution in Computer Engineering. Dr. Kisku is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA). He serves as a reviewer for many refereed journals, conferences and edited books.
Phalguni Gupta received his Doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1986. He started his career in 1983 by joining in Space Applications Centre (ISRO) Ahmedabad, India as a Scientist. In 1987, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Currently Professor Gupta is the Director of National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Kolkata (an autonomous Institute under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India). He has published about 300 papers in International Journals and International Conferences. He is also an author of 3 books and 14 book chapters. He was awarded Gold Medal and Professor V. D. Tawani Award in 1977, IBM Faculty Award in 2007 and Asia Outstanding Contribution by ACM-ICPC in 2010. He has dealt with several sponsored and consultancy projects which are funded by the Government. Some of these projects are in the area of Biometrics, System Solver, Grid Computing, Image Processing, Mobile Computing, and Network Flow.
Jamuna Kanta Sing received his B.E. (Computer Science & Engineering) degree from Jadavpur University in 1992, M.Tech. (Computer & Information Technology) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 1994 and Ph.D. (Engineering) degree from Jadavpur University in 2006. Prof. Sing has been a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University since March 1997. He is a recipient of the BOYSCAST Fellowship of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India in 2006 and the UGC Research Award in 2014. He has served as principal investigator for 4 R&D projects sponsored by AICTE and UGC, New Delhi. He is a senior member of the IEEE, USA. He has published more than 30 papers in refereed international journals and more than 60 papers in international conferences. His research interest includes face recognition/detection, medical image processing, and pattern recognition.
Weifeng Li received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tianjin University, China, and both M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. Dr. LI has been working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, since September 2010. Before joining to Tsinghua University Dr. LI had been working as Research Scientist, Research Staff and Post-doctoral Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland and Nagoya University, Japan, respectively. His research interests include Signal Processing, Image Processing, Biometrics and Pattern Classification. He served as a reviewer and executive committee members for many refereed journals and conferences. Dr. LI has published more than 90 scientific articles in refereed journals and conferences.