The Department of Homeland Security recently updated its National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) for the first time in four years. I’m not going to go into detail but this 57 page document is probably worth reading for those working in the government sector, especially critical infrastructure.
Our national well-being relies upon secure and resilient critical infrastructure—those assets, systems, and networks that underpin American society. To achieve this security and resilience, critical infrastructure partners must collectively identify priorities , articulate clear goals, mitigate risk, measure progress, and adapt based on feedback and the changing environment. NIPP 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (hereafter referred to as the National Plan), guides the national effort to manage risk to the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
The community involved in managing risks to critical infrastructure is wide-ranging, composed of partnerships among owners and operators; Federal, State, Local, tribal, and territorial governments; regional entities; non-profit organizations; and academia. Managing the risk from significant threat and hazards to physical and cyber critical infrastructure requires an integrated approach across this diverse community to:
- Identify, deter, detect, disrupt, and prepare for threats and hazards to the Nation’s critical infrastructure
- Reduce vulnerabilities of critical assets, systems, and networks; and
- Mitigate the potential consequences to critical infrastructure of incidents or adverse events that do occur.
Today’s post pic is from DHS.gov.