Infrastructure Protection

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