The CIP Report

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

Posted: July 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm, Last Updated: July 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

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 […]

Economics of Resilience: What Keeps Me Up at Night

Posted: July 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm

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 […]

A Human-Centered Approach to the Prioritization of Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Posted: July 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Susan Spierre Clark, RENEW Institute, University at Buffalo Thomas P. Seager, School for Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University Introduction The current approach to infrastructure prioritization by the U.S. involves the identification of 16 critical infrastructure (CI) sectors, including the lifeline sectors of water, energy, transportation, and communications, that are considered vital […]

Integrated Risk Communication and Its Vital Role in Building Resilience in Transportation Systems

Posted: July 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Andrea Stone, InfraGardNCR Summary Transportation operators and modes must bring together their safety, security, and emergency management functions to enable the use of a common risk management methodology that supports integrated risk communications. User-centric risk communications allow risk managers to communicate in a relevant and timely manner through the most appropriate vehicle to enable action. […]

Resilience and Risk Management in Smart Cities

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Lori W. Gordon, MPA, PMPGeorge W. McAleese HWC, Inc. The concept of “Smart Cities” is increasingly dominating the conversation around the future of urban environments. As more and more cities rush to embrace this concept, Smart City projects are rapidly outpacing the policies governing their development. While Smart City projects present incredible opportunities for municipalities […]

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 […]

Aging Waterways, Out of the Box Solutions

Posted: April 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

Denise Rucker Krepp, EMR USA On March 28, 2017, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the United States’ increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the country’s supply chain.[1]  Senator Murkoswi, the Chair of the committee, sought input from witnesses on ways to […]

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. […]

A Business Case for the NIST Cyber Security Framework

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm, Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Richard Tracy, Telos Corporation In February 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology a Cyber Security Framework (CSF) in response to Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. Among other things, this EO tasked NIST to develop a Framework to improve the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure systems.  Developed in coordination with industry, […]

ISO 22331, Guidance for Business Continuity Strategy

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 10:09 am, Last Updated: April 24, 2017 at 1:16 pm

George B. Huff, Esquire The Continuity Project, LLC This note describes the value to executives and business continuity professionals of an emerging ISO technical specification for business continuity management (BCM).[1] ISO 22331 (Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Guidance for business continuity strategy) is scheduled for publication in 2018. The emerging ISO […]