November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and reaffirm the commitment to keep our Nation’s critical infrastructure secure and resilient. Tidal Basin has committed to building awareness of the importance of critical infrastructure.
Tidal Basin has assisted numerous organizations, both public and private, with their recovery following natural and man-made disasters. Through these experiences we have learned that those who anticipated and prepared for the disaster were impacted less and were able to recover more quickly. Preparedness and planning are critical to resiliency.
Critical infrastructure includes the power that supplies our homes and businesses, the water we drink, the transportation systems we rely on, the first responders and hospitals in our communities, the farms that grow and raise our good, the stores we shop in, and the Internet and communication systems we depend on to conduct business and stay in touch with family and friends.
During the month of November, we focus on educating the public to raise awareness about the systems and resources that support our daily lives, underpin our society, and sustain our way of life.
Managing risks to critical infrastructure involves preparing for all hazards and reinforces the resilience of our assets and networks, and staying ever-vigilant and informed.
This November, help promote Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month by training your employees on cyber awareness, taking part in the Hometown Security effort, engaging with your community partners or supporting long term investments in critical infrastructure. We all need to play a role in keeping infrastructure strong, secure, and resilient. We can do our part at home, at work, and in our community by being vigilant, incorporating basic safety practices and cyber-security behaviors into our daily routines, and making sure that if we see something, we say something by reporting suspicious activities to local law enforcement.
For additional information, visit:
- The Department of Homeland Security website – Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
- Case Study: “Severe Flooding Shuts Down Hospital”