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Take an Active Role During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Suzanne E. Spaulding
Under Secretary, NPPD

By the time you arrive at work or school today, you have already relied on our Nation’s critical infrastructure. From your shower and your breakfast, to your commute and morning login, these vital systems were working for you. National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), along with our fellow DHS professionals from FEMA, TSA, Coast Guard, and other components, are on the frontlines securing and protecting critical infrastructure each and every day throughout the nation.

This November, during Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we ask you to join us in promoting awareness of the essential role critical infrastructure plays in all of our lives, and ways organizations and individuals can work to help ensure its resilience and security.

This year, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month will focus on our infrastructure’s increasing reliance on web-enabled systems. We also will continue to raise awareness among small and medium-sized businesses about resources available to them as they help protect themselves against the kinds of threats we have seen in the U.S., as well as globally, over the past year.

What can you do?  You can:

  • Learn more about what critical infrastructure is and how it is important to our daily lives.
  • Get involved with the Hometown Security initiative to ensure that you, your organization and your community are prepared for any and all incidents.
  • Learn more about important cybersecurity efforts to protect yourself and our critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

You can also use our online toolkit to help us spread the word about Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. Please join us in taking an active role in highlighting the importance of critical infrastructure to the American economy, security and way of life.


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