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The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) conducts comprehensive analyses and research to improve the safety and security of the United States and its allies across all critical infrastructure sectors. For more information, click here.

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The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at George Mason School of Business is pleased to present the new digital version of The CIP Report.

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.

From Our Partners – 2016 Texas Grid Security Summit

Texas State Senator Bob Hall cordially invites you to attend a summit on electric grid security. Hear from state and national experts as they address critical security concerns from high-impact threats that could cause a nationwide critical infrastructure collapse for a month or more. This summit will address the Texas electric grid’s vulnerability to electromagnetic […]

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Regulation of Communications Sector Considered Harmful

By Ted G. Lewis Background The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reports of a dozen physical attacks on the Internet backbone near Sacramento, California highlight the sad state of physical security of telecommunications and policies to cope with threats to the communications sector. Sacramento is an intermediary in the Internet backbone carrying East-West traffic—it connects […]

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From the Director – January 2016 Special Edition

The CIP Report this month offers a focus on and updates regarding developments in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience education. We believe the development of dynamic education programs is essential in creating leaders equipped to address the multifaceted challenges of critical infrastructure systems. As threats multiply and critical infrastructure systems become more interdependent, there is […]

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Educating the Next Generation of Private Sector Leaders

By Mark D. Troutman, PhD, Director Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security, George Mason University In January of 2015, the Business School of George Mason University introduced a specialized Critical Infrastructure track to complement its existing Executive MBA (EMBA) program.  Now in its second year of offering, this innovative program offers some early insight […]

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From Our Partners: TISP Presents the 2016 Collegiate Infrastructure Challenge and Call for Sponsors

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council of the Society of American Military Engineers Presents The 2016 Collegiate Infrastructure Challenge at The Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS) The Charleston Marriott, Charleston, South Carolina At the 2016 Critical Infrastructure Symposium on April 4th, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will […]

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The Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative – Dynamic Resources for a Dynamic Field

Christie Jones, Education Program Manager Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security, George Mason University The Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative (CI HEI), a partnership between the George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection, continues to be on the forefront […]

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Integrating Active Learning into Infrastructure Security and Resilience Curriculum

Ryan Baggett, Ed.D.,Associate Professor, Homeland Security Eastern Kentucky University For decades, the concept of active learning has been an academic “buzzword” with faculty being encouraged to seek innovative alternatives to traditional lecturing in an effort to enhance student learning.   Since the term “active learning” can be defined in many ways, it will be broadly defined […]

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Success in Industrial Control System Cyber Security Training

Emilee Harris, Instructional Designer Idaho National Laboratory Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure (CI) are a growing problem. Every day, there are disclosures about vulnerabilities in computer systems that run CIs as well as news reports describing attacks against these vital systems. The rate of change regarding CI cyber risk has been astonishing, and in the […]

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Infrastructure Educational Strategies: Understanding the Scope and Scale of It

Robert McCreight,  GMU—CIP Fellow  The task of determining the scope and scale of our national infrastructure pulls us toward a frank and thorough assessment of essential infrastructure elements—gaps, vulnerabilities, and requirements.  These discussions demand a formal educational setting with sober reckoning about which systems are in the greatest and most immediate jeopardy and those for […]

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From the Director – November/December 2015

This month, The CIP Report focuses on Resilience, a key theme of the 2013 NIPP and a guiding concept for CIP professionals. In their recently published Global Risks Report (10th Edition), the World Economic Forum illustrated an increasingly interconnected world of increasing risks. The implication follows that Critical Infrastructure faces more risks from more sources […]

Read More: From the Director – November/December 2015

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.