Collaborative Financial Infrastructure Protection: Tools, Abstractions, and Middleware
The Critical Infrastructure Protection Survey recently released by Symantec found that 53% of interviewed IT security experts from international companies experienced at least ten cyber attacks in the lastfive years, and financial institutions were often subject to some of the most sophisticated and large-scale cyber attacks and frauds.
The book by Baldoni and Chockler analyzes the structure of softwareinfrastructures found in the financial domain, their vulnerabilities to cyber attacks and the existing protection mechanisms. It then shows the advantages of sharing information among financial players in order to detect andquickly react to cyber attacks. Various aspects associated with information sharing are investigated from the organizational, cultural and legislative perspectives. The presentation is organized in two parts: Part I exploresgeneral issues associated with information sharing in the financial sector and is intended to set the stage for the vertical IT middleware solution proposed in Part II. Nonetheless, it is self-contained and details a survey ofvarious types of critical infrastructure along with their vulnerability analysis, which has not yet appeared in a textbook-style publication elsewhere. Part II then presents the CoMiFin middleware for collaborative protectionof the financial infrastructure.
The material is presented in an accessible style and does not require specific prerequisites. It appeals to both researchers in the areas of security, distributed systems,and event processing working on new protection mechanisms, and practitioners looking for a state-of-the-art middleware technology to enhance the security of their critical infrastructures in e.g. banking, military, and otherhighly sensitive applications. The latter group will especially appreciate the concrete usage scenarios included.
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