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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 September 26, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you the just-published guidelines from the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Org., Tesla’s response to Chinese hackers, some initial reactions to the train crash in New Jersey, and reports on blackouts in Australia and Puerto Rico. ISAO Standards Organization Releases Initial Voluntary Guidelines for ISAOs On […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 19, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we examine recent cybersecurity events, including two recent forums, proposed legislation against internet-connected voting machines, FAA recommendations for cybersecurity, Cyber Command defense efforts, and a massive breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts. Beat the Breach DC On Thursday, September 15, Invincea, Inc. hosted their Beat the Breach event at […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 19, 2016

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

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles from Federal Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawfare, and Financial Times, covering developments in cybersecurity, as well as the financial and nuclear sectors, from the U.S., UK, and Dubai. U.S.-Gulf Cyber Working Group Formed at Dubai Forum From Tony Ware, Federal Times: “A U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of September 12, 2016

From Our Partners – Wiki Weapons & War: The Implications of 3D Printing on National Security

by Benjamin Rabinovitch Introduction Since the first successful test of Defense Distributed’s three-dimensional (3D) printed ‘Liberator’ pistol in 2013, business and technology magazines and websites have begun to publish articles on 3D-printed ‘wiki weapons.’ However, many of these articles seem to overlook an important question: What are the potential implications of 3D printing on domestic […]

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

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you more information from the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization Public Meeting from September 1. At the time of this posting, meeting slides and materials are yet to be posted. However, according to the press release distributed by the ISAO SO, these materials will be […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 29, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, the conversation is all about cybersecurity. First, we bring you a short article by Kevin Coleman on the need for greater evidence to support retaliatory tactics in response to cyber attacks. Then, Steve Kirk writes in a two-part article for Federal Times on the current shortage in the cybersecurity workforce […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 29, 2016

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 22, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles from, Wired, The Guardian, FCW, and several others, as well as an editorial from the New York Times on severe weather events. You’ll find articles on cybersecurity, flooding in Louisiana, and the earthquake that struck Italy. Security News This Week: Eddie Bauer Stores, Hotels and Hospitals Hacked […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 22, 2016

From the Director – July/August 2016

Welcome to the July/August 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which the focus is the international dimension of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. This is a rich topic, one which we revisit often for several reasons.  First, while our research confirms that nations employ similar principles in their approach to critical infrastructure security and […]

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Teaching Homeland Security: A European Approach

Maria Carla De Maggio and Roberto Setola Abstract The appropriate curriculum to build a strong Homeland Security Master’s program is challenging because the environment has no well-defined boundaries.  Indeed, creating a static curriculum would not adequately address the ever-changing needs of our global security concepts. Furthermore, academia is not constrained to a particular definition of […]

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Resilience Index: An Alternative in Resilience Measurement

By Francisco José Miranda Perales   In recent times, resilience has been proposed almost systematically as a response and solution every time a crisis has occurred. However, how can we know whether the solutions adopted to achieve resilience are sufficient? Providing an answer to this question is not possible without finding a way to measure […]

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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.