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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Silhouette of national icons across the United States, including (left to right) Golden Gate Bridge and Space Needle on the west coast, St. Louis Arch, Sears Tower in Chicago, New York City skyscrapers, Washington Monument, Capitol, White House, and Statue of Liberty. Beneath the skyline image is "Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month."The Nation's critical infrastructure provides essential services that underpin American society and sustain the American way of life. We know critical infrastructure as the power we use in our homes and businesses, the water we drink, the transportation systems that get us from place to place, the first responders and hospitals in our communities, the farms that grow and raise our food, the stores we shop in, and the Internet and communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family. The security and resilience of this critical infrastructure is vital not only to public confidence, but also to the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being.

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, observed in the month of November, builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure. Securing the nation's infrastructure is a national priority that requires planning and coordination across the entire community.

Overview

In 2016, the Office of Infrastructure Protection, within the Department's National Protection and Programs Directorate, partnered with InfraGard of the National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR) to promote Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

In November 2016, we highlighted four themes related to critical infrastructure security and resilience:

  • Week 1: Our connected infrastructure – Cyber and physical interdependence
  • Week 2: Hometown Security – “Connect, Plan, Train, Report” 
  • Week 3: Partnering with the public and private sectors to build resilience
  • Week 4: Fostering innovation and investment in resilient infrastructure

How You Can Get Involved

Americans can do their part at home, at work, and in their local communities by being prepared for all hazards, reporting suspicious activities, and learning more about critical infrastructure security and resilience.

Last Published Date: July 11, 2017

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