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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 December 5, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at articles on the potential risks of quantum computing for cybersecurity, the approval of a new Homeland Security Secretary, efforts by the World Bank to address urban resilience, plans to renew the push for infrastructure legislation in Congress next year, and a new law in Australia targeting cyber […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 5, 2017

Protecting Critical Infrastructure: Liability Protection for Anti-terrorism Technologies from the Department of Homeland Security

David A. McWhorter, PhDFounder, The Homeland Security Consulting Group If your company offers a product or service (including cyber) that in some way could counter a potential act of terrorism, you should already know about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act authority. If you are familiar with […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 27, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at efforts from bipartisan groups in both the House and Senate to address infrastructure investment and election security, as well as an annual event Facebook uses to build a culture of cybersecurity awareness among employees. We conclude with a look at a new report from Moody’s that suggests […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 27, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 13, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring the latest on executive and legislative discussions to craft a plan for infrastructure investment, a report on the White House disclosure of the process for software vulnerability threat information by intelligence agencies, and a poll from Black Hat Europe on the security outlook for infrastructure in the EU. […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 13, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 6, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring reports on provisions in the new House tax bill that could affect infrastructure funding, the latest cyber reports from Australia and the UK, as well as a new report on supply chain resilience from the Business Continuity Institute. House Committee Opts Out of Reinstating Critical Infrastructure Financing Tool […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of November 6, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 30, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at a new report on cyber resilience from security firm RedSeal, the latest federal action from Congress and the White House to build attention for critical infrastructure, and a piece on growing efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture in Australia. The 2017 RedSeal Resilience Report Cybersecurity firm RedSeal […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 30, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 23, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at the latest from Puerto Rico’s continuing effort to recover from Hurricane Maria, a survey of failing infrastructure across the United States, and a piece arguing for increased efforts to attract women to the cybersecurity workforce as a way to address the growing skills gap in that industry. […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 23, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 9, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at President Trump’s new nominee for DHS Secretary, a new study on the effects of climate change on infrastructure in the U.S. Midwest region, and contributor pieces on the roles of business planning and artificial intelligence in cybersecurity. Trump Nominates Kirstjen Nielsen As Next Homeland Security Secretary From […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 9, 2017

Event – Resilient Virginia: Improving Resilience through Microgrids & Battery Storage

The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is seen increasingly by public and private organizations as the wave of the future to help ensure energy reliability and security in the age of intense hurricanes and cyber security threats. The event, which will take place at the Edison Electric Institute, will include speakers and topics that […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 2, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring stories on essential infrastructure for future expansion of the electric vehicle market, the latest news surrounding recent cyber attacks at Yahoo and the NSA, as well as recommendations from experts at McAfee and Arizona State University on cyber hygiene and coastal resilience. Here’s the Electric Car Charging Infrastructure […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 2, 2017

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.