Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month Toolkit

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month and is an opportunity to highlight the efforts between Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal governments as well as with private sector stakeholders to protect and secure our Nation’s critical infrastructure and reinforce infrastructure resilience.

CISR Month Toolkit FINAL 10-28-13

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, the water we drink, the transportation that moves us, the bridges that connect us and the communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family. Our homeland security and economic prosperity are increasingly dependent upon critical infrastructure that is at risk from a variety of hazards, including cyber attacks.

Critical infrastructure security and resilience requires a whole‐of‐community effort that involves partnership between public, private, and non‐profit sectors, and a clear understanding of the risks we face. Just as we all rely on critical infrastructure, we all must play an active role in keeping it strong, secure, and resilient. Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month will focus on elevating awareness and understanding of the importance of critical infrastructure to America’s homeland security and economic prosperity as well as reaffirming the commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure.

We encourage you to begin thinking now about how you can support this important, nationwide effort. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Share with your customers, constituents, partners and employees, stories and information about your efforts to support of infrastructure security and resilience through newsletters, websites, emails, blog posts and social media.
  • Reinforce the role your organization/office plays in infrastructure security and resilience by incorporating references to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month in speaking engagements and events.
  • Follow @DHSgov on twitter, and post infrastructure security and resilience efforts, tips, news, and resources on social media sites. Stay connected with #infrastructure
  • Share your planned activities and events recognizing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience month with infrastructure@hq.dhs.gov.

For more information and resources on how you can promote security and resilience during the month, please see the material provided in the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month Toolkit and visit: www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-security-and-resilience-month . We hope you’ll join us in promoting Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.

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