In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of January 29, 2018

Posted: February 2, 2018 at 10:56 am

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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 control systems in operation each year. In the US alone, which possesses about 42 percent of internet-accessible ICS assets globally, use of such systems has increased by 10 percent over the course of one year.

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Resilient Infrastructure PPPs – Contracts and Procurement: The Case of Japan

A new report published late last year by the World Bank looks at Japan’s experience with public-private partnerships (PPPs) in building and maintaining resilient infrastructure. Japan’s high exposure to natural disaster risks provides valuable lessons in how PPPs can be structured to manage disasters and climate risks.

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Building a Cybersecurity Profession

From IISP Fellow Peter Fischer writing for Infosecurity Magazine, a discussion of how the piecemeal approach to the cybersecurity profession cannot keep pace with the increasing demand for practitioners. Rather than continuing to draw talent from other fields, Fischer argues that cybersecurity needs to develop mechanisms to ‘grow’ practitioners and address specific skills shortages.

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