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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.

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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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 28, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share three articles covering energy, cybersecurity, and wastewater infrastructure in the U.S. and Africa. BPU Considers Deploying Microgrids to Deliver Local Power Resiliency Tom Johnson from NJ Spotlight reports on plans that the New Jersey Board of Utilities is considering related to use of microgrid technology to protect the […]

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The Human Landscape – The Functional Bridge between the Physical, Economic, and Social Elements of Community Resilience

Dr. John R. Hummel, Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Jennifer L. Schneider, Collaboratory for Resiliency and Recovery, Rochester Institute of Technology Introduction Community resilience results from the collective output of a set of elements within contributing systems. Figure 1 provides a conceptual view of the elements that can contribute to community resilience. […]

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Self-Organization in Work Unit Resilience: Five Lessons from a Shipyard under Pressure

Paul Theron, PhD, FBCI CREST Research Group (Crises & Resilience – Economy, Society, Technology), Paris, France As Paul Theron discussed in “Key Enablers of “Organisations’ Resilience,” Organizations’ Resilience is built upon five complementary types of resilience: Organization Sustainability; Business Resilience (Mission resilience); Work Unit Resilience; Technical Resilience and Individual Resilience.[1] This short paper depicts how […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 14, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share three articles on current issues in cybersecurity, including two items furthering the discussion of the impact of recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have caused major outages in recent months. Furthermore, we bring you an article discussing the potential for blockchain implementation in energy systems from […]

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The Jones Act and its Effect on Freight Transportation in the Aftermath of Disruptive Events: A GIS Perspective

Marc R. Fialkoff and Olufemi A. Omitaomu Disasters Have Consequences In freight transportation, like other critical infrastructures, there are cascading impacts with significant consequences when disruptions occur.  In the aftermath of such disruptions, planners and policymakers are faced with tough choices in designing efficient response and recovery plans within their legal limits.  With freight transportation, […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 7, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share an article on election security with some contributions by CIP Director Mark Troutman, as well as an article on a DDoS attack targeting Russian Banks and an early preview of infrastructure policy that may come in the Trump administration. From Substations to Voting Stations, Cyberthreats Plague 2016 Blake […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 31, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we continue our coverage of emerging cybersecurity topics with two articles from the Wall Street Journal and one from the Washington Free Beacon discussing current U.S. preparedness for cyber attacks from foreign sources. America Isn’t Ready for a Cyberattack [Subscription Required] Christopher Mims writes for the Wall Street Journal to […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 24, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, in keeping with the close of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we bring three articles discussing vital cybersecurity topics that have been in the headlines recently, including reports on current U.S. government efforts to enhance international grid security with Mexico and domestic security for the Internet of Things, as well as […]

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From the Director – September/October 2016

Welcome to the September/October issue of The CIP Report, in which our focus is on the cyber dimension of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is reason enough to focus on this very important subject. If any of us required additional reasons, the events of the past month […]

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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.