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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 August 7, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at state and local government resilience efforts, starting with a story on recent declines in municipal infrastructure investment. We then follow with a release from NARUC describing the group’s new repository for critical infrastructure resources. Finally, we conclude with two stories on municipal planning for extreme weather events. […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 31, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring three articles on cybersecurity, including a report on the financial sector and the latest cyber legislation to be introduced in the Senate. Bank Cybersecurity May Need a New Mindset Bryan Yurcan at American Banker reports on how the lack of standardized cybersecurity policies and practices at financial institutions […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 31, 2017

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 24, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring perspectives and commentaries from across the country, including opinions on strategies for influencing risk management for infrastructure systems, the latest research on cyber from the U.S. Naval War College and Symantec, and finally some insights on the various ways international rankings grade U.S. infrastructure in the global landscape. […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 24, 2017

From the Director – Summer 2017

Greetings to our community of CIP Report readers from the Center for Infrastructure Protection (CIP). The focus of this issue is the 2017 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium hosted by CIP and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) 10–12 May 2017 at the George Mason University Arlington Campus. Thought leaders from government, academia, private industry, and the national […]

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Empowering Resilience in Energy and Water Systems: Addressing Barriers to Implementation of Urban Hydroelectric Micro-turbines

Jennifer F. Sklarew, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Dann M. Sklarew, Ph.D., Associate Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Introduction Energy and water systems face numerous challenges to resilience. […]

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Optimizing Mass Transit Transportation Resilience: Model, Implementation and Policy Directions

By Fadi A. Karaa, PhD Director, Critical Infrastructure Systems Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology Transportation Role in Community and Societal Resilience A disruption in one or more of the modes of transportation is bound to send ripple effects in a number if not all of the infrastructure sectors due to the significant inter-dependencies between […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 17, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring you the latest news and analysis on cyber threats facing the critical infrastructure in the United States, an overview of critical infrastructure security in South Africa, a new Executive Order, and a brief look at a cyber war game organized by the U.S. Naval War College. We close […]

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Safeguarding the Resilience of Power and Transportation Infrastructures during Transitions to Sustainability

Elisabeth Graffy, Arizona State University Lucia Gauchia, Michigan Technological University Winslow Burleson, New York University Elizabeth Chalecki, University of Nebraska-Omaha Jacqueline Tidwell, Arizona State University Ellen B. Stechel, Arizona State University Global reliance on fossil fuels for electric power and transportation energy raises a spectrum of concerns about societal stability and well-being, not in small […]

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Economics of Resilience: What Keeps Me Up at Night

Vanessa N. Vargas, Sandia National Laboratories Resilience has recently emerged as a national and homeland security priority, with several efforts in progress at the local and national level. It is not a new concept and has a history within the ecological, engineering, and mental health disciplines but there is no common consensus regarding how it […]

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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 10, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we bring you commentary from across multiple sectors in both the United States and Australia, as well as views on election systems as critical infrastructure and the state of industrial cybersecurity. Securing Elections Remains Surprisingly Controversial Lily Hay Newman from Wired discusses continuing skepticism among state election officials towards the […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 10, 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.