1st Edition

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications The Intelligent Cyber Shield for Smart Cities

By Rocky Termanini Copyright 2018
    509 Pages
    by CRC Press

    509 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Present anti-virus technologies do not have the symmetrical weaponry to defeat massive DDoS attacks on smart cities. Smart cities require a new set of holistic and AI-centric cognitive technology, such as autonomic components that replicate the human immune system, and a smart grid that connects all IoT devices. The book introduces Digital Immunity and covers the human immune system, massive distributed attacks (DDoS) and the future generations cyber attacks, the anatomy and critical success factors of smart city, Digital Immunity and the role of the Smart Grid, how Digital Immunity defends the smart city and annihilates massive malware, and Digital Immunity to combat global cyber terrorism.

    Perspective of the Author. Rise of the Smart City. Challenges of Smart City. Critical Success Factors of Smart City: Raising the Failure Flag. The Flat Tire of Anti-Virus Technologies. DDoS Malware is the Curse of Virus Rain. The Three Generations of DDoS. Software Cyborgs of Tomorrow’s Technologies. The Amazing Human Immune System Explained. The Miraculous Anatomy of Digital Immunity. Unique Features incorporated in Digital Immunity. The Ingenious Engineering of Smart Grid. Defense Strategies of Smart Cities: Smart Defense by Smart Offense. Cyber-Terrorism Launched against Smart Cities: Shifting to Higher Gear. Cyber-terrorism Armies of the World. Glossary of Terms.


    Dr. Rocky Termanini, CEO of MERIT CyberSecurity Group, is a subject matter expert in IT security and brings 46 years of cross-industry experience at national and international levels. He is the designer of the "Cognitive Early-Warning Predictive System" and "The Smart Vaccine™" which replicates the human immune system to protect the critical infrastructures against future cyber wars. Dr. Termanini spent five years in the Middle East working as a security consultant in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE. Professor Termanini’s teaching experience spans over 30 years. He taught Information Systems courses at Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, University of Bahrain, University College of Bahrain, Abu Dhabi University, and lectured at Zayed University in Dubai.