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From the Director – March/ April 2017: Upcoming Events and The CIP Report

Posted: April 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm, Last Updated: April 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Dear CIP Report Readers, Greetings from the Center for Infrastructure Protection at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.  I wanted to take the opportunity to update you all on our plans for forthcoming issues, as we have changed our cycle to better report on recent events and focus on some important offerings coming later […]

From the Director – January/February 2017

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Welcome to our first issue of the 2017 edition of The CIP Report. We open this year in Critical Infrastructure with a focus on the subject of Business Continuity and the role that this discipline plays in the resilience of Critical Infrastructure systems. Critical Infrastructure systems often deliver their capabilities in a near continuous fashion. […]

From the Director – November/December 2016

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 11:41 am

Welcome to the final 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which we turn our focus to the subject of Resilience as it applies to all aspects of Critical Infrastructure systems.  As our readers know, the ability of systems to withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions is result of synergy between public- and private-sector efforts.  […]

From the Director – September/October 2016

Posted: October 27, 2016 at 10:07 am, Last Updated: October 27, 2016 at 10:12 am

Welcome to the September/October issue of The CIP Report, in which our focus is on the cyber dimension of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is reason enough to focus on this very important subject. If any of us required additional reasons, the events of the past month […]

From the Director – July/August 2016

Posted: August 24, 2016 at 11:26 am, Last Updated: August 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Welcome to the July/August 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which the focus is the international dimension of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. This is a rich topic, one which we revisit often for several reasons.  First, while our research confirms that nations employ similar principles in their approach to critical infrastructure security and […]

From the Director – May/June 2016

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which we focus on security and resilience issues of the Energy Sector. This “lifeline” critical infrastructure sector is always a source of rich insights and path breaking research. In our first offering, Martin Kessler from AES Corporation examines the events surrounding the power outage […]

From the Director – March/April 2016

Posted: April 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which we investigate the key role played by state and local regions in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. It is at the regional, state, and local level that vital efforts to respond to and mitigate disasters takes place, as well as the collaborative work […]

From the Director – January/February 2016

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm, Last Updated: February 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Welcome to the January/February 2016 issue of The CIP Report, which takes a focused look at the Private Sector view of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.  As the vast majority of Critical Infrastructure capacity resides in private-sector firms, the corporate “bottom line” includes security and resilience.  Private-sector owner operators face the challenge of running efficient […]

From the Director – January 2016 Special Edition

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm, Last Updated: January 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm

The CIP Report this month offers a focus on and updates regarding developments in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience education. We believe the development of dynamic education programs is essential in creating leaders equipped to address the multifaceted challenges of critical infrastructure systems. As threats multiply and critical infrastructure systems become more interdependent, there is […]

From the Director – October 2015

Posted: November 3, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Welcome to the October issue of the CIP Report and its focus on the cyber dimension of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. Few doubt the importance of the cyber dimension, but the recently released 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study from the Ponemon Institute brings this issue into a renewed focus. In a representative sample […]