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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.

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 resilience. […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 15, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you reports covering cybersecurity, elections, and energy infrastructure. First, CSM Passcode covers the latest expert views on a recent hack of the NSA and suspicions that the attacks originated in Moscow. Then, The Atlantic profiles the work performed by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection. Third, an opinion […]

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience of the Republic of Croatia

by Robert Mikac, PhD, and Ivana Cesarec   The Republic of Croatia is the latest country to accede to the European Union,[1] and as such, has the obligation to normatively arrange and regulate issues of identification, determination and protection of European critical infrastructure. Specified obligations emerge from  Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the Identification and Designation […]

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NATO Article 5 and Cyber Warfare: NATO’s Ambiguous and Outdated Procedure for Determining When Cyber Aggression Qualifies as an Armed Attack

Stephen Jackson, J.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, George Mason University Introduction At the outset of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) founding, the original 12 Western nations included Article 5 within the Washington Treaty, which codified the concept of collective self-defense, first featured in the Charter of the United Nations of 1945.[1]  […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 8, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have reports spanning multiple sectors and countries: the National Law Review looks at new FERC orders from June concerning NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards; Wired examines the latest bug bounty program from Apple, rewarding cybersecurity experts who identify flaws in the company’s products; the Safe & Sound blog […]

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Lessons and Needs for Improving Critical Infrastructures’ Resilience

Paul Théron, PhD, FBCI Developing a critical infrastructure’s aptitude for resilience requires proper concepts and definitions as well as good governance.[1] This short paper presents seven lessons about resilience of critical infrastructures (CI) that imply a need for more adequate related standards. The first lesson that must be brought forward is that beyond the wide […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 1, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles discussing energy, transit, and the potential that elections might someday be considered critical infrastructure. First, from Foreign Policy, a piece on the biggest threats facing the electric grid, and they might not be what you think. Then, from the DCist, a look at a recent derailment on […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 25, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have a big new release from the White House in the form of Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41). Below, we take a look at the directive itself, as well as reactions from commentators. Then, from Motherboard, an article on proposals for a U.S. cyber national guard. The White House […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 18, 2016

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have an updated report from the 2016 Black Hat USA Cybersecurity Conference outlining survey responses from attendees at last year’s event, including expert opinions regarding the threats of highest concern among security professionals; a new survey released by Dell on Digital Transformation Security; a special issue on Critical Infrastructure […]

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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.