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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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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 April 17, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring you editorials on the dams and water sectors, reports from the United States and Australia on cyber defense, and some looks at the latest tools and policy directions in the U.S. and U.K. Energy Department Exercise Reveals ‘Gaps’ in Major Cyber Incident Response Morgan Chalfant, writing for The […]

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Aging Waterways, Out of the Box Solutions

Denise Rucker Krepp, EMR USA On March 28, 2017, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the United States’ increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the country’s supply chain.[1]  Senator Murkoswi, the Chair of the committee, sought input from witnesses on ways to […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of April 10, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at proposals for implementation of infrastructure upgrades, a proposal from Great Britain to provide insurance for driverless vehicle incidents, and news on concerns surrounding cybersecurity in the public health sector. Great Britain: Technology Bill Introduced to Regulate Driverless Cars, Increase Penalties for Misuse of Lasers From the Library […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of April 10, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of April 3, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring the latest in cyber policy from Congress, as well as expert commentary relating to industrial control system security and critical infrastructure policy in Australia. Expert Tells House Committee: “Healthcare Cybersecurity is Worse Than Reported” On April 4, 2017, Terence M. Rice, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of April 3, 2017

In the News: CIP/HS Director Mark Troutman Featured in Mason School of Business Tech & Cyber Blog

Dr. Mark Troutman, Director of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, is featured in the April/May 2017 “Researcher Spotlight” from the George Mason University School of Business Research and Grants eNewsletter. In the article, Troutman talks about the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security’s current and future projects, as well as opportunities […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 27, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at news surrounding Trump administration plans for investment in the nation’s infrastructure, the latest developments in the creation of a communications network for U.S. first responders, and the last reports of a bridge collapse near Atlanta, Georgia. I-85 Collapses after Massive Fire From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ongoing coverage […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 27, 2017

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 […]

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

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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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.