Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative Seeks To Raise Awareness, Prevent Attack

InfraGard of the National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR), a partnership between the FBI and the private sector to protect critical infrastructure, has launched a comprehensive effort to recognize and support the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection & Programs Directorate’s Office of Infrastructure Protection mission to raise awareness around critical infrastructure protection during November.

 InfraGardNCR unveiled the National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month (NCISRM) website and its numerous social media interaction points and announced an owner/operator driven event to focus on CI supply chain partners.

 “Well after the events of September 11, we are still working to understand and mitigate the complex challenges posed by our converged cyber and physical environments. NCISRM is an opportunity for both the owners and operators of our critical infrastructure, and our government counterparts engaged in all 16 critical infrastructures to highlight and reinforce their work, understand in-depth the pressing threats and vulnerabilities, and work on ways to mitigate their effects,” said said Kristina Tanasichuk, president of InfraGardNCR and CEO of the Government Technology & Services Coalition.



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