Infrastructure Matters! – November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and reaffirm the commitment to keep our Nation’s critical infrastructure secure and resilient. The InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance has committed to building awareness of the importance of critical infrastructure.
It is important to realize how Critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin our society and sustain our way of life. 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 all play a part each and every day. Safeguarding both the physical and cyber aspects of critical infrastructure is a national priority that requires private-partnership at all levels of government and industry. Managing risks to critical infrastructure involves preparing for all hazards—including natural and manmade incidents and events—reinforcing the resilience of our assets and networks, and staying ever-vigilant and informed.
Whether it’s an individual or family thinking about how they need to prepare for a disruption of critical infrastructure, or business and industry that need to take steps to ensure the services they provide are resilient to disruptions, November is a time to ensure we are robust as possible. We all need to play a role in keeping infrastructure strong, secure, and resilient. We can do our part at home, at work, and in our community by being familiar with emergency plans, prepared for disruptions, incorporating basic cyber safety practices, and making sure that if we see something, we say something by reporting suspicious activities to local law enforcement.
To learn more, visit www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-security-and-resilience-month.