Posts Tagged ‘Resilience’

Lessons and Needs for Improving Critical Infrastructures’ Resilience

Posted: August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:42 am

Paul Théron, PhD, FBCI Developing a critical infrastructure’s aptitude for resilience requires proper concepts and definitions as well as good governance.[1] This short paper presents seven lessons about resilience of critical infrastructures (CI) that imply a need for more adequate related standards. The first lesson that must be brought forward is that beyond the wide […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 25, 2016

Posted: July 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have a big new release from the White House in the form of Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41). Below, we take a look at the directive itself, as well as reactions from commentators. Then, from Motherboard, an article on proposals for a U.S. cyber national guard. The White House […]

From the Director – May/June 2016

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which we focus on security and resilience issues of the Energy Sector. This “lifeline” critical infrastructure sector is always a source of rich insights and path breaking research. In our first offering, Martin Kessler from AES Corporation examines the events surrounding the power outage […]

Cyber Security of Energy Systems:  Institutional Challenges

Posted: June 7, 2016 at 10:51 am, Last Updated: June 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

Jennifer F. Sklarew, Ph.D. Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy, George Mason University Introduction To promote energy security, efficiency, and sustainability, many national and local governments continue to advance adoption of smart technologies for energy systems.  These smart systems rely more heavily on interconnected IT networks than traditional energy systems.  […]

From Our Partners – Communicating Risk and Resiliency: Special Considerations for Rare Events

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

J.D. Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP CH2M Daniel Vallero. PhD, MASCE Duke University Introduction Managing risks must be underpinned by scientifically credible risk assessments,[1] with numerous points of communication along the risk paradigm.  Low-probability, high-consequence (rare) events present special challenges to risk communications.  Scientific and engineering rigor are essential for rare events, as they are for […]

Lessons Learned from the Power Outage in Ukraine and How the Electric Grid of the Future Will Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm, Last Updated: August 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

By Martin Kessler, InfraGardNCR Energy Sector Chief First of its kind From the vantage point of the 225,000[1] Ukrainian customers who lost power on December 23, 2015, it was an ordinary outage.  Customers routinely lose power in Ukraine, particularly in the cold winter months, and since electricity was returned to most customers in less than six hours, […]

From Our Partners – SLTTGCC Cyber Resource Compendium

Posted: April 29, 2016 at 11:52 am

The State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) has developed a Cyber Resource Compendium which catalogs various free and at-cost resources and services available from Federal agencies, industry and government associations, public-private partnerships, and other organizations focused on cybersecurity. The document is intended as a toolkit for government and private sector entities seeking […]

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 […]

Thoughts on Resilience: What Happens When WMATA Shuts Down?

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

by K. Denise Rucker Krepp At 4:16pm on March 15, 2016, I received a phone call from a reporter.  She wanted to know if I had heard anything about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) decision to close the underground metro for 29 hours.  I’m a locally elected official so she assumed that I […]