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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.

The CIP Report

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.

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 […]

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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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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 12, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share articles covering a newly reported hack of Yahoo, two reports providing insights for 2017, and one upcoming event related to infrastructure in Africa. This will be our last news update of 2016. We look forward to continuing to provide the latest in critical infrastructure news, events, and research […]

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From the Director – November/December 2016

Welcome to the final 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which we turn our focus to the subject of Resilience as it applies to all aspects of Critical Infrastructure systems.  As our readers know, the ability of systems to withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions is result of synergy between public- and private-sector efforts.  […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 5, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share news items covering terrorism, pipelines, and cybersecurity from the U.S. and abroad, including items on pipeline infrastructure in the United States, the latest cybersecurity policy guidance from the U.S. Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity, a Moroccan program to prevent terrorist threats against infrastructure, and a biometric security system called […]

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Lifecycle Design and Cumulative Benefit-Cost Analysis for Transportation Resiliency

Dr. Sam Merrill, GEI Consultants Judy Gates, Maine Department of Transportation For roads, bridges, and culverts it is challenging to make design decisions that anticipate a range of possible environmental futures. Not having a crystal ball, planners and engineers generally must select, for example, a bridge height without having a clear estimate of whether they […]

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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.