Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month 2023: Resolve to be Resilient!
Each year, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the national recognition of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month in November. This annual effort focuses on educating and engaging all levels of government, infrastructure owners and operators, and the American public about the vital role critical infrastructure plays in the nation’s wellbeing and why it is important to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience.
Weather is becoming more extreme, physical and cyberattacks are a persistent threat, and technology is advancing in ways that will change our future very quickly. We must prepare by accepting that it’s our responsibility to strengthen critical infrastructure and protect the vital services it provides. We can do this by embracing resiliency and building it into our preparedness planning—and then exercising those plans. The safety and security of the nation depends on the ability of critical infrastructure to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and to withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.
As the National Coordinator for critical infrastructure security and resilience, CISA stands ready to help America prepare for and adapt to changing risk conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from potential disruptions, regardless of cause.
Read President Biden’s Proclamation about Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.
In recognition of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, CISA lays out some of the ways schools can build resilience through CISA's school safety resources.
Discover how to get involved in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.
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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.
Dr. David Mussington, Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, talks about why it is vital for underserved communities to have resilient critical infrastructure to ensure a secure nation.
Rather than celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program today, we are facing a more somber milestone: the four-month expiration of the CFATS program.
CISA’s Office for Bombing Prevention discusses how proper planning can help critical infrastructure stakeholders prevent, protect against, respond to, and will mitigate the use of explosives against public and private sectors.
Secure Our World is a cybersecurity awareness program aimed at educating individuals and businesses on four easy ways to stay safe online.
Cybersecurity Performance Goals are a common set of protections that all critical infrastructure entities - from large to small - should implement to meaningfully reduce the likelihood and impact of known risks and adversary techniques.
CISA offers three priority telecommunications services that enable essential personnel to communicate when networks are degraded or congested: GETS, WPS, and TSP.