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Getty Images (p. 6) Research for Civil Security Detection of Hazardous SubstancesForeword

By The Publisher, Dr. Andreas Hoffknecht, Simone Kies, Vdi Technologiezentrum Gmbh, Hauke Sturm Design and Bonifatius Gmbh Paderborn


The success of our export-oriented industry would not be feasible without the free movement of information, persons and goods. Secure energy and transport networks, Internet and telecommunications, food and healthcare provision are vital nerves of our highly networked society. However, Germany’s high population density and sophisticated technological infrastructure mean that it is facing increasing new threats. The security risks have changed. Despite robust technologies, our supply networks are vulnerable to even just small disruptions: Global mobility allows danger to spread more easily and makes it more difficult to combat. Natural disasters and technological accidents, but also terrorism, crime and sabotage ca

Year: 2010
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