Posts Tagged ‘Private Sector’

A Business Case for the NIST Cyber Security Framework

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Richard Tracy, Telos Corporation In February 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology a Cyber Security Framework (CSF) in response to Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. Among other things, this EO tasked NIST to develop a Framework to improve the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure systems.  Developed in coordination with industry, […]

From the Director – January/February 2016

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm, Last Updated: February 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Welcome to the January/February 2016 issue of The CIP Report, which takes a focused look at the Private Sector view of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.  As the vast majority of Critical Infrastructure capacity resides in private-sector firms, the corporate “bottom line” includes security and resilience.  Private-sector owner operators face the challenge of running efficient […]

Incorporating Logical Dependencies and Interdependencies into Infrastructure Analyses

Posted: February 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

Frédéric Petit and Lawrence Paul Lewis, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Critical infrastructure dependencies and interdependencies are fundamental considerations when assessing the resilience of infrastructure—and, ultimately, the resilience of the community, sector, or region in which the infrastructure is located. Critical infrastructure assets help other entities function […]

Critical Supply Chain (Oil and Gas) Workshops

Posted: February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

By Kevin M. Clement, Texas Office of Homeland Security In the autumn of 2015, the State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Government Coordinating Council (STTGCC) and the Department of Homeland Security, working in coordination with the Texas Office of Homeland Security and the Texas Oil and Gas Association, conducted a pilot program of Critical Supply Chain Workshops […]

Regulation of Communications Sector Considered Harmful

Posted: February 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

By Ted G. Lewis Background The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reports of a dozen physical attacks on the Internet backbone near Sacramento, California highlight the sad state of physical security of telecommunications and policies to cope with threats to the communications sector. Sacramento is an intermediary in the Internet backbone carrying East-West traffic—it connects […]