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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 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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In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 11, 2017

This Week in Critical Infrastructure we look at the latest efforts by the Trump administration to make progress towards improving federal investment in local infrastructure projects, new progress for a bill making its way through Congress to restructure the Department of Homeland Security, and the latest on a piece of malware designed to target and […]

Read More: In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 11, 2017

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 […]

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

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

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.