Dams Sector Publications

Dams Sector reference publications include both open source and those designated as “For Official Use Only” (FOUO). Publications available to stakeholders include handbooks, guides, brochures, and fact sheets.

Strategic Documents

National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

Our Nation's well-being relies upon secure and resilient critical infrastructure—the assets, systems, and networks that underpin American society. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience outlines how government and private sector participants in the critical infrastructure community work together to manage risks and achieve security and resilience outcomes.

Dams Sector-Specific Plan

The Dams Sector-Specific Plan supports the National Infrastructure Protection Plan by establishing a coordinated approach to national priorities, goals, and requirements for critical infrastructure protection. The Dams Sector-Specific Plan provides the means by which the NIPP is implemented across the sector, as well as a national framework to address the sector’s unique characteristics and risk landscape.

Handbooks

Dams Sector Crisis Management Handbook

The Dams Sector Crisis Management Handbook provides information relating to emergency response and preparedness issues, and includes recommendations for developing emergency action plans and site recovery plans.

Dams Sector Protective Measures Handbook (FOUO)

The Dams Sector Protective Measures Handbook assists in selecting protective measures addressing the physical, cyber, and human elements; includes recommendations for developing site security plans. Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Dams Sector Security Awareness Handbook (FOUO)

The Dams Sector Security Awareness Handbook assists in identifying security concerns, coordinating proper response, and establishing effective partnerships with local law enforcement and first responder communities. Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Guides

Dams Sector Active and Passive Vehicle Barriers Guide

The Dams Sector Active and Passive Vehicle Barriers Guide provides information on a variety of active and passive vehicle barriers.

Dams Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) Implementation Guide

The Dams Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) Implementation Guide is intended to address the implementation and management of cybersecurity practices associated with information technology and operations technology assets and the environments in which they operate. It provides options for implementing the C2M2 in a systematic manner.

Dams Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2)

The Dams Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) can help Dams Sector organizations evaluate and improve their cybersecurity programs, regardless of the type or size of the organization.

Dams Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guide

The Dams Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance enables an organization—regardless of its size, degree of risk, or cybersecurity sophistication—to apply the principles and effective practices of cyber risk management to improve the security and resilience of its critical infrastructure. This framework recommends an approach that enables organizations to prioritize their cybersecurity decisions based on individual business needs without additional regulatory requirements.

Dams Sector Cybersecurity Program Guidance

The Dams Sector Cybersecurity Program Guidance outlines various strategies and methods that owners and operators can use to develop or improve a basic cybersecurity program appropriate to their cyber assets and risk profiles, including industrial control systems (ICS). Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Dams Sector Information Sharing Resource Guide

The Dams Sector Information Sharing Resource Guide provides sector and cross-sector partners with information-sharing practices, products, tools, and resources that are recognized by the Dams Sector Information Sharing Environment. This information enables a more effective information exchange between government, public, and private sector partners of the Dams Sector community. Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Dams Sector Pandemic Influenza Planning Guide

The Dams Sector Pandemic Influenza Planning Guide assists sector stakeholders in contingency planning for a catastrophic pandemic influenza. Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Dams Sector Personnel Screening Guide for Owners and Operators

The Dams Sector Personnel Screening Guide for Owners and Operators provides information that assists in developing and implementing personnel screening protocols.

Dams Sector Security Guidelines

The Dams Sector Security Guidelines consolidates effective industry security practices into a framework to help owners and operators select and implement security activities and measures that reduce risk; improve the protection of personnel, public health, and public safety; and reinforce public confidence. Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Dams Sector Waterside Barriers Guide

The Dams Sector Waterside Barriers Guide provides information on waterside barriers, including their use and maintenance.

Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Dams Sector

The Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Dams Sector describes a plan and strategic vision for voluntarily improving the cybersecurity posture of control systems within the Dams Sector. It also highlights recommended strategies to address the Sector challenges, specifies mitigation requirements, and lists long-term research and development needs regarding control system security. Available via the HSIN-CI Dams Portal.

Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Levees

The Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Levees provides basic recommendations regarding how to plan and prepare for high water events and identifies some practical steps that could be considered before, during and after such events. The document also provides some basic guidance on how to develop an emergency preparedness plan and introduces basic security concepts.

Fact Sheets

These fact sheets provide printer-friendly Dams Sector materials.

Dams Sector Overview

The Dams Sector Overview provides general information about the Dams Sector, including the partnership framework under which the sector operates.

Security Awareness for Levee Owners

The Security Awareness for Levee Owners provides succinct information on surveillance indicators and incident reporting.

Physical Security Measures for Levees

The Physical Security Measures for Levees provides information on physical security measures that a levee owner could employ and the factors affecting the selection of those measures.

Dams Sector Consequence-Based Top Screen

The Dams Sector Consequence-Based Top Screen fact sheet provides information regarding the Consequence-Based Top Screen methodology, its benefits, and its implementation.

Dams Sector Suspicious Activity Reporting Tool

The Dams Sector Suspicious Activity Reporting Tool fact sheet provides information regarding the online Suspicious Activity Reporting tool within the HSIN-CI Dams Portal that was established to provide sector stakeholders with the capability to report and retrieve information pertaining to suspicious activities potentially associated with pre-incident surveillance or the exploration or targeting of a specific critical infrastructure facility or system.

Contact

For additional information on Dams Sector resources, please contact the Dams Sector-Specific Agency at dams@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Published Date: August 22, 2018

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