The CIP Report

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 […]

Challenges for Implementing Resilience during Normal Time: a Human Engineering Approach

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Silvana V. Croope, Ph.D., ENV SP, Delaware Department of Transportation In the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 critical infrastructure sectors vital for a secure national economy, public health or safety, and security, upon which society depends. To make sure proper effort is dedicated to building resilience in these sectors to […]

Regional Networks for Operational Intelligence & Agility: Focusing on Day-to-Day Operations and Advancing Strategic Resilience

Posted: April 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm, Last Updated: April 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

by William G. Raisch, Carlos E. Restrepo, Parker M. Coyne, Carol A. Shields, and Amelia R. Swan International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP), New York University An innovative resilience private/public sector program has been established with a focus on addressing the full spectrum of disruptions to organizational operations, from the day-to-day smaller disruptions that affect […]

MWCOG and InfraGardNCR Key to Government Engagement with Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Stakeholders

Posted: March 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm, Last Updated: April 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

By Christopher Ryan, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security Understanding the priorities and concerns of all critical infrastructure (CI) stakeholders is an essential step toward crafting homeland security strategic plans that reflect the whole community.  For state and local governments, collecting information from government partners is generally straightforward; planners often already have […]

Four Key Imperatives to Building Effective Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

Posted: March 14, 2016 at 11:08 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 11:03 am

Andrea Stone, InfraGardNCR What actually happens if our transportation infrastructure is not resilient? Can you envision having no access to any mode of transportation for an extended period of time? Can you imagine the impact of a sudden loss of services that are vital to the public’s well-being and safe living environment? As we deal […]

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 […]

Successes in Public-Private Partnerships Contribute to Private Sector Resilience

Posted: February 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm

A Release from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection The responsibility to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure is shared between the private sector, which owns and operates the vast majority of critical infrastructure, and the public sector, which has the risk and threat intelligence, tools, and expertise. […]

Incorporating Logical Dependencies and Interdependencies into Infrastructure Analyses

Posted: February 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

Frédéric Petit and Lawrence Paul Lewis, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Critical infrastructure dependencies and interdependencies are fundamental considerations when assessing the resilience of infrastructure—and, ultimately, the resilience of the community, sector, or region in which the infrastructure is located. Critical infrastructure assets help other entities function […]

Critical Supply Chain (Oil and Gas) Workshops

Posted: February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

By Kevin M. Clement, Texas Office of Homeland Security In the autumn of 2015, the State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Government Coordinating Council (STTGCC) and the Department of Homeland Security, working in coordination with the Texas Office of Homeland Security and the Texas Oil and Gas Association, conducted a pilot program of Critical Supply Chain Workshops […]

Regulation of Communications Sector Considered Harmful

Posted: February 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

By Ted G. Lewis Background The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reports of a dozen physical attacks on the Internet backbone near Sacramento, California highlight the sad state of physical security of telecommunications and policies to cope with threats to the communications sector. Sacramento is an intermediary in the Internet backbone carrying East-West traffic—it connects […]