The CIP Report

The Jones Act and its Effect on Freight Transportation in the Aftermath of Disruptive Events: A GIS Perspective

Posted: November 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: December 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Marc R. Fialkoff and Olufemi A. Omitaomu Disasters Have Consequences In freight transportation, like other critical infrastructures, there are cascading impacts with significant consequences when disruptions occur.  In the aftermath of such disruptions, planners and policymakers are faced with tough choices in designing efficient response and recovery plans within their legal limits.  With freight transportation, […]

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 […]

Understanding Physical Internet Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

Michael Thompson Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction The United States economy, as well as large portions of the critical infrastructure that supports it, now depends on a working Internet for normal operations. The Internet has enabled an always-on, always-connected infrastructure that society depends on daily. Though the Internet seems omnipresent in […]

Securing the Internet of Things

Posted: October 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm, Last Updated: October 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

Taz Daughtrey On September 11, 2001, we discovered that a commercial jetliner could be repurposed from a transportation device into an aerial weapon. Security efforts that had been focused on dealing with hijackers redirecting a flight to land at a different destination now had to cope with the intent not to land but to deliver […]

International Cyber Incident Repository System: Information Sharing on a Global Scale

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm, Last Updated: October 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Amanda L. Joyce and Nathaniel Evans, PhD Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Information sharing is essential for protecting against increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks on the systems supporting governments and critical infrastructure.[1] According to a study performed by IBM and the Ponemon Institute with information gathered from 350 companies in 11 countries, the […]

Security of Electronic Voting in the United States

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

Charity King and Michael Thompson Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction In the midst of numerous high-profile cyber attacks, the United States is considering whether to categorize the US electronic voting system as “critical infrastructure,” to be protected and invested in much the same way as the US power grid or waterways. […]

The Cyber-Security Industrial Policy: The Challenges of Structuring a Complex Dialogue

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 9:36 am, Last Updated: October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

Danilo D’Elia In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence revelations, many governments around the world are increasingly elaborating so-called “digital sovereignty”  policies. The declared aim is to develop trusted technologies to protect more sensitive networks. Rather than attempting a theoretical analysis, the ambition of this research is to start from a specific case study (the […]

The Problem with a New Elections System Critical Infrastructure Sector

Posted: October 13, 2016 at 11:45 am, Last Updated: October 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Stephen Jackson, J.D., Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security Introduction On August 18, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Division issued a “flash” alert warning states of the potential risks of cyberattacks against voter registration lists.  The FBI issued this warning to raise awareness of cyber vulnerabilities following penetrations of Illinois and […]

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 […]

Teaching Homeland Security: A European Approach

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm, Last Updated: September 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Maria Carla De Maggio and Roberto Setola Abstract The appropriate curriculum to build a strong Homeland Security Master’s program is challenging because the environment has no well-defined boundaries.  Indeed, creating a static curriculum would not adequately address the ever-changing needs of our global security concepts. Furthermore, academia is not constrained to a particular definition of […]