The Cognitive Early Warning Predictive System Using the Smart Vaccine: The New Digital Immunity Paradigm for Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure

Rocky Termanini

Auerbach Publications
Published December 21, 2015
Reference - 383 Pages - 138 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498726511 - CAT# K25833


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  • Starts out with a comprehensive description of the human immune and the nervous systems
  • Introduces the concept of digital immunity and how it can be applied to combat cybercrime and cyber-terrorism
  • Describes the enabling technologies required to build a digital immune system, such as AI, grid computing, autonomic computing, knowledge engineering, big data, IoT, cloud computing, SOA and web services
  • Presents the Cognitive Early Warning Predictive reasoning engine, as well as the RADAR, and how it builds knowledge from previous attacks
  • Details the landscape of cyber warfare, the vulnerabilities of the critical infrastructures, and shortcomings of AVT
  • Illustrates actual attack scenarios on major infrastructures and how CEWPS was used to deter and annihilate the attack


Here’s an interesting revelation ... during the plague of Athens in 430 BC, the Greeks realized that people who had previously survived smallpox did not contract the disease a second time. In fact, these survivors were often called upon to attend to those afflicted with smallpox. Consider this book as the continuum of the Immunization legacy as applied to the digital world.

The business of attack-as-a-service (AaaS) is real and is not going away any time soon. The Russians and Chinese have recently been suspected of providing AaaS to nefarious organizations. This book offers the most innovative solution to this critical issue.

The Cognitive Early Warning Predictive System (CEWPS™) described in the book replicates the human immune system and creates its counterpart, "the digital immune system". A CEWPS inoculates critical systems with vaccination as a service (VaaS). This is achieved through its Smart Vaccine™, the holy grail of digital immunity. From the CEWPS arsenal, the early warning predictive component is the intelligent and self-trained AI reasoning engine that acquires knowledge from past attacks and predicts, probable incoming cyberattacks.

The Cognitive Early Warning Predictive System Using the Smart Vaccine discusses asymmetric cyber warfare, the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure, and the shortcomings of the anti-virus technologies. Next, it describes the enabling technologies required to build a "Digital Immune System."

CEWPS is the new paradigm that extends the continuum of cyber security. This book includes vivid attack scenarios on some major infrastructures and describes how CEWPS is used to deter and annihilate the attacks.