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Education Programs

The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at the George Mason University School of Business offers education resources to the critical infrastructure community through Mason’s Executive MBA program, as well as the CIP Higher Education Initiative. Click to learn more.

Events

Check in here for a calendar of upcoming events hosted by the Center, as well as events from important members of the critical infrastructure community and engagements featuring presentations from CIP/HS staff and fellows.

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 20, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we present articles related to elections systems, the ongoing development of Trump Administration critical infrastructure policy, and coverage of the INL/DHS industrial control system training course that has just completed its tenth year of operation. Dem Bill Would Codify Elections as Critical Infrastructure Joe Uchill, writing for The Hill, covers […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 13, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at military efforts to increase infrastructure resilience in both the physical and cyber domains. We also bring articles that look at the latest proposed budget for DHS cybersecurity programs, as well as reports on recent troubling findings regarding U.S. preparedness in cyberspace. Ramping Up Resilience From the March […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 13, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 6, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring you stories about renewable energy in California, the new infrastructure report card from ASCE, and some initial reports about President Trump’s infrastructure plan. How California Utilities Are Managing Excess Solar Power [Subscription Required] From The Wall Street Journal, Cassandra Sweet reports on new efforts by California power utilities […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 6, 2017

In the News – George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School Announces Creation of National Security Institute

On February 14, the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University announced the creation of a National Security Institute (NSI) to bring national security experts together with policymakers to find practical answers to hard national security law and policy questions. “The new National Security Institute will strive to provide much needed balance to the […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 20, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we share some stories and reports on energy, cybersecurity, and transportation, including a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association on structurally deficient bridges across the United States. Nearly 56,000 American Bridges on Structurally Deficient List, New Analysis of Federal Data Shows From the American Road & Transportation […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 20, 2017

From the Director – January/February 2017

Welcome to our first issue of the 2017 edition of The CIP Report. We open this year in Critical Infrastructure with a focus on the subject of Business Continuity and the role that this discipline plays in the resilience of Critical Infrastructure systems. Critical Infrastructure systems often deliver their capabilities in a near continuous fashion. […]

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A Business Case for the NIST Cyber Security Framework

Richard Tracy, Telos Corporation In February 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology a Cyber Security Framework (CSF) in response to Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. Among other things, this EO tasked NIST to develop a Framework to improve the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure systems.  Developed in coordination with industry, […]

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ISO 22331, Guidance for Business Continuity Strategy

George B. Huff, Esquire The Continuity Project, LLC This note describes the value to executives and business continuity professionals of an emerging ISO technical specification for business continuity management (BCM).[1] ISO 22331 (Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Guidance for business continuity strategy) is scheduled for publication in 2018. The emerging ISO […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 13, 2017 (and Before)

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we examine some of the top infrastructure stories from the first six weeks of 2017. We start with a focus on the Oroville dam in California, then provide a sample of the major infrastructure-related news items from 2017 so far. The Oroville Dam and Aging Infrastructure Oroville is the Best […]

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Cyber Resilience and the Critical National Infrastructure – A UK Perspective

Noel K. Hannan, BSc MSc CISSP VR Security of the Critical National Infrastructure has been a hot topic in the UK for several years, driven by several factors such as the Stuxnet[1] virus in 2010, the gradual and alarming sale of organisations and whole sectors to foreign investors, the development of the Internet of Things […]

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Building Personal Resilience

Click Here for information on George Mason's Personal Resilience Certificate Course, a six-week online program of study covering the essential elements for building resiliency in everyday life.