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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 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 […]

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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

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 15, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at three articles discussing infrastructure investment funding, including the latest on federal efforts to create a nationwide plan to boost infrastructure investment. We conclude with two pieces that look at the corporate culture surrounding cybersecurity and how it has failed to prevent major security lapses over recent years. […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 15, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 8, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at the latest commentary on the need to address infrastructure investment, debates regarding the definition of cybersecurity and regulation of smart infrastructure technology systems, and the latest cyber news surrounding the talent shortage in the cyber job market and new threats from Russian hackers targeting the U.S. Senate. […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 8, 2018

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 1, 2018

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at the latest news on continuing efforts to address infrastructure at the federal level, analysis of how mass rail transit can shape smart cities, potential new rules from FERC regarding reports of attempted cyber attacks, and the latest information on newly discovered flaw affecting nearly all computer processors […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 1, 2018

Enhancing Food-System Resilience and Ensuring Consumer Confidence in the Aftermath of a Food-Supply Catastrophe

D.A. Unruh, S.E. Gragg, A.L. Nutsch, J.M. Ackleson and J.J. Kastner Kansas State University Introduction If true security is achieved through “the reduction of terrorism and the ability to pursue and maintain social practices and opportunities that Americans hold dear,” then the raising, growing, production, distribution, and consumption of food must be protected.[1] American agriculture […]

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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.