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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 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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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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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.