Overview for Information Security and Technology
Almost every identifiable unity of human environment-be it an individual, a national or even the space that surrounds it-has some important, vital or expensive asset (s) or characteristic (s) that need to be protected, kept safe and secured. The assets could be solid and physical like life and limbs of persons and people, properties and installations etc., or abstract ones such as software, intellectual property, networks, some encashable resources or even just personal space or an environmental characteristic. Ensuring safety and security of such assets is a natural, widespread and necessary requirement. But, trustworthy security is achieved and maintained only with deliberate design and not by haphazard approach. Advent of fast changing technology complicates the issue-technology having made rapid inroads into safety and security systems in the past century (and continues to do so). Technology may be even as the mainstay for sophisticated trustworthy security systems for truly complicated security scenarios. The book is aimed to provide a window and insight into the use of technology in safety and security systems in the present situation. It not only spells out the general approach, principles and guidelines to good security design but also details the basic principles of security management, in regard to all types of security scenarios that involve â€œ Personal/VIP Securityâ€ and the all inclusive mega problems of â€œOperations Process Securityâ€.
B.M. Ponnappa (Author)
Sh. B.M. Ponnappa is a scientist, technologist and is an alumni of the college of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, and of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Most of his professional career was spent on research, design and development, evaluation, productionalization and critical analysis of military and technical security systems and implementation of security solutions. He has travelled widely both in India and abroad in connection with his duties. He also served as a scientist in the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). His areas of concern covered various fields such as electronics, communications, computers, cryptology, instrumentation, EMI/EMC, surveillance systems, electronic warfare, systems analysis and so on. He served as the Scientific/Technical Head of a major security organization in the Government of India. He is fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India (FIE), and a fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE). His earlier book, Satellite and cable Television, was very well received.