In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 14, 2017

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

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This Week in Critical Infrastructure we take a look at resilient cities, including an interview with Tulsa’s Chief Resilience Officer, and the role of partnership between the public and private sectors. Finally, we close with market projections for cybersecurity from TechCrunch and market analyst Gartner.


The Role of P3s in Resilience Planning

Jackie Snow from Smart Cities Dive writes on the essential role public-private partnerships play in the resilience of cities. With increasing frequency of extreme weather events and natural disasters in recent years, city agencies have the best opportunities to prepare and respond to these events when the private sector has an active role in planning.

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What Makes a ‘Resilient’ City? For Tulsa’s Chief Resilience Officer, It’s People

For CityLab, Laura Bliss interviews Tulsa Chief Resilience Officer DeVon Douglass and discusses her philosophy that city resilience is the product of the personal resilience of individual citizens.

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Government Agencies Must Work With the Private Sector to Bolster Infrastructure Security

Christopher Burgess of Security Intelligence reports on the need for federal agencies to tap the resources and expertise of the private sector to bolster security efforts

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Global Cybersecurity Spending to Grow 7% to $86.4BN in 2017, Says Gartner

For TechCrunch, Natasha Lomas writes on projections from Gartner that spending on cybersecurity services will continue year over year trends in 2017 and grow another seven percent to over $86 billion. This trend continues to be driven by the frequency of high profile data breaches and increasing demand for app security testing.

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