Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative

The Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative (CI HEI), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection, creates and disseminates critical infrastructure security and resilience higher education materials including curricula, case studies, and reading resources. Developed through collaboration with external subject-matter experts from the public and private sectors as well as the academic community, the courses cover topics such as resilience, risk management, information sharing, cross-sector dependencies and interdependencies, and cybersecurity. These interdisciplinary courses and materials are free, publicly available, and may be incorporated into the curriculum of any program and used by any institution.

Listed are general descriptions of the available materials; for more specific information, please follow the links. All course materials are non-proprietary and available for free download through these pages linked below.

For inquiries about the CI HEI, comments on our course materials, or questions regarding the CI HEI or the materials, please contact Christie R. Jones, Education Program Manager at