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November is Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month

criticalinfrastructure.jpgCritical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month recognizes the vital 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. During November, we focus on engaging and educating public and private sector partners about the systems and resources that support our daily lives. DHS calls on our partners, stakeholders, and communities to serve as force multipliers of this message. By raising awareness of the importance of securing the assets, systems, and networks we count on every day, we can build on the great work of this public-private partnership and further enhance the security and resilience of our critical infrastructure.

An important part of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month is our continued work on implementing the National Infrastructure Protection Plan to safeguard both cyber and physical systems through collaborative public-private partnerships at all levels of government and industry from local, regional, national, and international perspectives. Guiding these partnerships and informing the decisions of the critical infrastructure community to enhance security and resilience are joint national priorities.

Also as part of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, Cal OES is highlighting President Obama’s Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide initiative to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth. The President’s plan highlights the importance of investing in our nation’s infrastructure and building on the progress our economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans. 

How You Can Get Involved

  • Read the Presidential Proclamation.
  • Share stories and information about your efforts to support infrastructure security and resilience with your customers, constituents, partners, residents, and employees 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 @Cal_OES on Twitter, and post infrastructure security and resilience efforts, tips, news, and resources on social media using the hashtag #infrastructure or #CISRMonth
  • Download and print the Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month fact sheet for your event, office, or friends.
Californians 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.

What is Critical Infrastructure?

Critical infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

Protecting California’s critical infrastructure and key resources is a vital component to the overall strategy to protect California and its citizens.  Cal OES recognizes that California society and way of life are dependent on a reliable network of infrastructure.
 
Critical Infrastructure Sectors:
• Chemical
• Commercial Facilities
• Communications
• Critical Manufacturing
• Dams
• Defense Industrial Base
• Emergency Services
• Energy
• Financial Services
• Food and Agriculture
• Government Facilities
• Healthcare and Public Health
• Information Technology
• Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste
• Transportation Systems
• Water and Wastewater Systems