Terry R. Rakes

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a r t i c l e i n f o Security countermeasures help ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information systems by preventing or mitigating asset losses from Cybersecurity attacks. Due to uncertainty, the financial impact of threats attacking assets is often difficult to measure quantitatively, and thus it is difficult to prescribe which(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o The Northridge earthquake of 1994 displaced almost 10,000 families and destroyed major transportation infrastructure within Southern California, and Hurricane Katrina created the largest national housing crisis since the Dust Bowl of 1930, destroying over 300,000 homes and leaving over one million people seeking shelter. Numerous(More)
Over the last decade, telecommunications companies have invested nearly 100 billion dollars in the development of an impressive fiber optic backbone which is capable of transmitting data at incredible speeds. However, much of this backbone remains unused because of the data capacity bottleneck which exists at the user level. While various technologies have(More)
One strategy for alleviating excess latency (delay) in the Internet is the caching of web content at multiple locations. This reduces the number of hops necessary to reach the desired content. This strategy is used for web content such as html pages, images, streaming video, and Internet radio. The network of servers which store this content, and the(More)