Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
Critical Infrastructure are those assets, systems, and networks that provide functions necessary for our way of life. There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors that are part of a complex, interconnected ecosystem and any threat to these sectors could have potentially debilitating national security, economic, and public health or safety consequences.
CISA provides guidance to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily.
If you work in any of these Critical Infrastructure Sectors and you feel you’ve been retaliated against for raising concerns to your employer or regulators about critical infrastructure, you may contact the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces over 20 anti-retaliation statutes that may protect your report. More information can be found at the link below. Complaints with OSHA can be filed online.
Critical Infrastructure Exercises
CISA conducts cyber and physical security exercises with government and industry partners to enhance security and resilience of critical infrastructure. These exercises provide stakeholders with effective and practical mechanisms to identify best practices, lessons learned, and areas for improvement in plans and procedures. These exercises may also inform future planning, technical assistance, training, and education efforts.
CISA works with partners to design and conduct exercises that range from small-scale, discussion-based exercises to large-scale, operations-based exercises. CISA also offers a wide portfolio of downloadable CISA Tabletop Exercise Packages (CTEPs) to serve as an off-the-shelf solution for a variety of stakeholders’ exercise needs.