You Can Help Drive Down Risk and Build Resilience


LAKEWOOD, CO (November 1, 2022) – Most Americans may not consciously think of critical infrastructure on a regular basis—that is, until it isn’t there.  A power outage during a storm or limited access to healthcare facilities after a ransomware attack are a sharp reminder of the role critical infrastructure plays in daily life.   

 Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicks off National Infrastructure Security Month. This November, CISA reminds everyone that Infrastructure Security is National Security. Together We Can Drive Down Risk, Build Resilience. 

“CISA works collaboratively with owners and operators of critical infrastructure across the country to help keep America safe,” said CISA Region 8 Director Shawn Graff. “But we don’t do this alone. This month we are focusing on how all Americans can help by being prepared for all hazards, reporting suspicious activities to local law enforcement, and learning more about critical infrastructure security and resilience.”   

 In CISA Region 8, impacts to critical infrastructure most often result from wildfire, flash floods, and extreme storms, which all pose significant threats to critical infrastructure and surrounding communities. Human caused events, such as active shooter incidents and chemical or bombing threats also have dramatic effects. Some threats even stem from other countries and people around the globe as adversaries seek out regional targets in the United States as ways to disrupt or destroy the essential services we rely on every day. 

During Infrastructure Security Month, CISA offers best practices, insights, and interviews with security experts, featuring CISA staff and industry partners. For Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, CISA’s Region 8 security advisors provide webinar trainings, briefings, and best practices. If you or your organization are interested in joining CISA for Infrastructure Security Month, contact the Region 8 office to learn more    

At CISA, we encourage everyone to visit CISA’s Infrastructure Security Month web page for more information and resources. Be sure to follow CISA on social media throughout the month for resources, tools, and tips you can use to help identify and reduce risk to infrastructure facilities, their internet and operational technology systems, employees, visitors and more.