4 steps to critical infrastructure protection readiness

| June 24, 2019

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Government and private industry share responsibility for critical infrastructure and key resources protection. Follow four steps to understand and know who you're gonna call to protect CIKR. Three U.S. presidents have issued directives over the past 21 years on critical infrastructure protection of the natural and man-made resources the U.S. depends on to function, as well as the systems needed for their delivery and protection. Because all critical assets are not controlled by the federal government, President Bill Clinton in 1998 first laid out the need to protect critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) using public-private partnerships to reduce vulnerabilities and minimize interruptions or manipulations of critical national resources. Critical infrastructure and key resources are both publicly and privately held -- 85% of the nation's critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector. As a result, many government agencies, organizations and enterprises have important roles to play in terms of critical infrastructure protection.

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