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The focus of this book is risk assessment methodologies fornetwork architecture design. The main goal is to present andillustrate an innovative risk propagation-based quantitativeassessment tool. This original approach aims to help networkdesigners and security administrators to design and build morerobust and secure network topologies. As an implementation casestudy, the authors consider an aeronautical network based onAeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System)technology. AeroMACS has been identified as the wireless accessnetwork for airport surface communications that will soon bedeployed in European and American airports mainly forcommunications between aircraft and airlines. It is based on theIEEE 802.16-2009 standard, also known as WiMAX.
The book begins with an introduction to the information systemsecurity risk management process, before moving on to present thedifferent risk management methodologies that can be currently used(quantitative and qualitative). In the third part of the book, theauthors’ original quantitative network risk assessment modelbased on risk propagation is introduced. Finally, a network casestudy of the future airport AeroMACS system is presented. Thisexample illustrates how the authors’ quantitative riskassessment proposal can provide help to network security designersfor the decision-making process and how the security of the entirenetwork may thus be improved.

Contents

Part 1. Network Security Risk Assessment
1. Introduction to Information System Security Risk ManagementProcess.
2. System Security Risk Management Background.
3. A Quantitative Network Risk Management Methodology Based on RiskPropagation.
Part 2. Application to Airport Communication Network Design
4. The AeroMACS Communication System in the SESAR Project.
5. Aeronautical Network Case Study.

About the Authors

Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud is a research engineer for the researchgroup ResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC, the French nationalinstitution for civil aviation.
Nicolas Larrieu is a teacher and researcher at the research groupResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC.
Alain Pirovano is a teacher and researcher and head of the researchgroup ResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC.

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