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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 March 19, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring reports from the World Economic Forum and Harvard university, as well as the latest news on infrastructure legislation and a report on the water crisis facing Mexico City. We also wish to inform our readers that This Week in Critical Infrastructure will be taking an indefinite break. If […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 19, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 12, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring the latest news on cyber threats to critical infrastructure from Russia, testimony from five cabinet secretaries this week on White House plans for infrastructure investment, legal guidance on water infrastructure financing and permitting, and a newly announced training program in Washington, DC, for city infrastructure personnel. FBI and […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 12, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 5, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at reports from Congress on plans to move forward with current GOP infrastructure proposals, as well as the introduction of a competing Democrat infrastructure plan. We also take a look at assessments of infrastructure cybersecurity based on recent Senate testimony from security firm Dragos and a new GAO […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of March 5, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 26, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we look at two articles discussing recent reports released by cybersecurity firm Dragos that look at industrial control systems, as well as opinion pieces discussing federal infrastructure policy at the Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security. One Easy Way to Pay for New U.S. Infrastructure From Bloomberg, Ernest […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 26, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 19, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we take a look at releases from various federal agencies, including the SEC, Department of Energy, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as commentary on a new report regarding cyber attacks against healthcare IT infrastructure. The SEC says companies must disclose more information about cybersecurity risks From TechCrunch, Catherine […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 19, 2018

Animal Diseases and their Threat to Food and Food Security

Garrett Milne, Carleton University Animal diseases threaten the lives of millions of livestock on a daily basis. These animals are relied upon in the food supply, meaning massive losses can lead to widespread food shortages. This March, 73,500 chickens were culled on a farm in Tennessee after higher than usual numbers of birds started dying–the […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 12, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at the latest policy related to U.S. elections systems and supply chain risk management, a new GAO report on the likely impact of EMPs on the electric grid, and a critical take on the latest infrastructure investment proposal and how it may impact U.S. water systems. U.S. Democrats […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 12, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 5, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at Nigerian efforts to prepare for urbanization in the flood-prone city of Ibadan, the latest infrastructure news from the U.S. federal government, and an assessment of the indictments laid by DoJ against members of a massive financial cybercrime network. Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of February 5, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 29, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at two cybersecurity pieces from Infosecurity Magazine and bring you a report from the World Bank that discusses Japan’s approach to public-private partnerships in the critical infrastructure space. Critical Infrastructure More Vulnerable Than Ever Before For Infosecurity Magazine, Tara Seals writes on the increasing number of internet-accessible industrial […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 29, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 22, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at the latest updates on the Trump administration’s infrastructure investment plans, new resources from IEEE on data privacy, and the latest analysis on the future of cybersecurity. Trump raises infrastructure investment plan to $1.7 trillion From Reueters, a report from the White House on updated infrastructure investment plans, […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 22, 2018

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.