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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

By ACFEI Staff2, CHS-III      ( 0 ) Comments   |   Published On Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

The Department of Homeland Security reports:

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, which recognizes the important role critical infrastructure plays in our nation’s way of life and why it is important to expand and reinforce critical infrastructure security and resilience.

What Critical Infrastructure Means To You

The nation's critical infrastructure provides essential services that underpin American society and sustain the American way of life.  Critical infrastructure supports the power we use in our homes, the water we drink, the transportation systems that get us from place to place, the bridges that connect us and the communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family.

Securing critical infrastructure and ensuring its resilience is a shared responsibility of federal, state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector partners, as well as individual citizens. Just as we all rely on critical infrastructure, we must all play an active role in keeping it strong, secure, and resilient.

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month will focus on building awareness and understanding of the importance of critical infrastructure to America’s national security and economic prosperity as well as reaffirming the commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure.  This requires a nationwide effort, with partners working together toward a common goal.

How You Can Get Involved

    Read the presidential proclamation.
    Share with your customers, constituents, partners, residents and employees stories and information about your   efforts in support of infrastructure security and resilience through newsletters, websites, emails, blog posts, and tweets.
    Reinforce the role your organization/office plays in infrastructure security and resilience by incorporating references to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience month in speaking engagements and events.
    Follow @DHSgov, and post infrastructure security and resilience efforts, tips, news, and resources on social media sites.
    Request a Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience month toolkit to help spread the word by mailing infrastructure@hq.dhs.gov
    Check back for a presidential proclamation and to learn more about the national effort to make critical infrastructure secure and resilient, and about training and events that will take place in November.


Americans can do their part at home, at work and in their local communities by being prepared for all hazards, reporting suspicious activities, and learning more about critical infrastructure security and resilience.

For more information see: http://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-security-and-resilience-month

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