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Building Resilience in Critical Infrastructure

by Kate Lynch on 2016-11-01T15:34:31-04:00 | Comments
It's the final week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

This week's theme: Building Resilience in Critical Infrastructure.


Cyber security is inextricably linked to the security of physical systems -  which is exactly what this week's theme addresses. According to the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NACSM) 2016 One Pager:

The linkage between cyber and physical security is essential to the resiliency of critical infrastructure at both the local and national level. Resilience of essential systems and assets, from power grids to banking systems, is vital to our national security, economy, and public health and safety.

So how can a business build up the security of its critical infrastructure? In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created the Cyber Security Framework with the purpose of enhancing critical infrastructure cyber security. The Framework sets forth a series of voluntary guidelines which are designed to help businesses manage and reduce cyber security risks.

For more information and to view a copy of the Framework, check out the NIST's web resources on cybersecurity and Framework basics.


Department of Homeland Security. (2016, September 22) National Cyber Security Awareness Month Resources. Retrieved from

National Institute of Standards and Technology. (2016, November 1) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Retrieved from


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