This year’s Infrastructure Security Month comes at a “Time of Transformation” for our Nation and the pillars it relies upon. As the Nation has undergone a transformative mass move to remote work, distance learning, and telemedicine, the importance of cybersecurity and infrastructure security has increased dramatically. We are also experiencing a historic Presidential election, the first ever in which the election community has been recognized as critical infrastructure.
In recognition of this moment in history, Infrastructure Security Month 2020 will focus on two important themes:
- The Security and Response during a Global Pandemic, and
- the Future of Securing Critical Infrastructure.
As the Nation responds to COVID-19, it is vital that as new or evolving challenges emerge, we are looking at what kind of access, personal protective equipment, and other resources workers need to continue performing essential duties in a safe and healthy way. While accomplishing that goal, we must look to the future, and see how securing infrastructure will change as a result of the virus and of rapidly evolving technology. But this will not be the work of government alone. More than ever, CISA recognizes the role private organizations and individuals in infrastructure security. As such, during this year’s Infrastructure Security Month, we ask every organization to:
- Identify and prioritize the ability of essential works to work safely while supporting ongoing infrastructure operations across the Nation.
- Bring awareness to misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracies appearing online related to COVID-19, 5G, election security, or other infrastructure, functions, or threats.
- Recognize the societal transformation of securing infrastructure and responding to disasters during a global pandemic.
- Understand the modernization of securing critical infrastructure as we defend today, secure tomorrow.
Join us this November and take action to ensure our critical infrastructure is safe, secure, and resilient.
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- A Guide to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed “A Guide to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience” guide to serve as an overview of the U.S. all-hazards approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. It is intended for both for domestic and international partners.