Dr. Mario LaManna received the degree in Electronic Engineering from the University S. Anna College in Pisa (Italy). He has spent most of his professional career working with Selex ES Finmeccanica SpA, (Italy) and as a Teaching Professor with the University of Pisa. He has been working as Program Manager of a number of international cooperative projects in the fields of Military, Aerospace and Security, in Pisa, Rome, Europe and US. He is presently working with Evoelectronics SRL in Rome, Italy. He has participated in more than 100 international conferences as paper author, session chairman and invited speaker. He is a Member of IEEE and IIIS and an Expert Member of EDA and EU.
Homeland Protection Systems cover a large set of critical topics (e.g. secure communications, cyber security, border control, critical infrastructure protection, transport protection, territory protection), which are vital for ensuring healthy and stable society, promoting economic growth and protecting individual and collective liberty. Addressing Homeland Protection challenges requires to analyze, understand and predict the behavior of a set of different complex systems (e.g. communication networks, transportation systems, energy grids, etc.). Countering threats to the above complex systems require a comprehensive multidisciplinary and multilayered approach. The basic ideas of this approach are presented and analyzed, with the goal to identify the solutions offered by the new technology advances.