The CIP Report

A Socio-Technical Approach to Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Posted: November 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Susan Spierre Clark and Thomas P. Seager School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University Whereas risk assessment is useful for mitigating and planning for events that we expect to occur, resilience is required to deal with low probability and often high consequence events that can be unpredictable due to the complex […]

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 […]

Cyber Resources from the FEMA Lessons Learned Information Sharing Team

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

We are pleased to share two of the latest releases from the FEMA Lessons Learned Information Sharing team. The ‘Lessons Learned Information Sharing (’ team identifies lessons learned derived from real-world or exercise experiences within the whole community and documents these lessons for emergency managers to consider when developing plans and exercises. Please click the […]

InfraGard: Enhancing Information Sharing Through Strategic Programming, Outreach, and Communications

Posted: October 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

By Talley Philpy, Vice President of Communications for INCRMA InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector that is devoted to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against US critical infrastructure.  Individuals who work with or study critical infrastructure can apply to become members of their local InfraGard chapter, contingent […]

Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Cyber Dependencies

Posted: October 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Nate Evans, Frédéric Petit, and Amanda Joyce, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction In February 2013, Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, emphasized the need to develop and implement a flexible cybersecurity framework, consistent with existing standards, to identify, assess, and manage cyber risk.[1] In February 2014, […]

Cyber Hygiene for Control System Security

Posted: October 8, 2015 at 9:09 am

By: David Oliver, Control Systems Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory Cisco is projecting that by 2020, 50 billion devices will have web connections.[1] At the same time, network intrusions are on the rise and the annual global cost of digital crime exceeds $445 billion.[2] Companies across the globe are facing the reality that their data, intellectual […]

From the Director: August/September 2015

Posted: August 31, 2015 at 2:33 pm, Last Updated: August 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Welcome to the new format of the CIP Report! As we told you in our June issue, our intent is to create a more interactive and useful CIP Report that better serves our community and readers. Our subject for this issue is the effect of climate on resilience, an especially relevant subject with both short-term […]

Utilizing Computer Simulation to Ensure the Continuity of Critical infrastructure Services on a Dynamically Changing Planet

Posted: August 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Richard G. Little and William A. WallaceDepartment of Industrial and Systems EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Those tasked with ensuring the reliable delivery of infrastructure services in the face of climate change and its myriad effects on the built environment will need to confront many new challenges. Heretofore, the resilience of critical infrastructure has generally focused on […]

From the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment

Posted: August 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm, Last Updated: August 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Last year, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third United States National Climate Assessment. The result of a three-year effort by a team of over 300 experts, this report outlines the latest scientific understanding of current trends in climate science. These findings serve as a valuable resource for those in the critical infrastructure […]

Critical Infrastructure & Climate Adaptation

Posted: August 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm, Last Updated: August 21, 2015 at 10:06 am

By Lisa Barr & Steven Nider U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection Addressing the potential impacts of climate change on critical infrastructure requires managing the complex and interdependent risks facing this Nation. Over the past several decades, focus has heightened on changing waterways, shifting temperature patterns, air […]