Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience: A Policy Perspective.
Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience: A Policy Perspective
Kelley A. Pesch-Cronin and Nancy E. Marion
This volume explores the US government's role in identifying and protecting its critical infrastructure and ensuring that essential services and goods are available in the aftermath of a disruptive event. It focuses on risk assessment of assets and the development of plans to protect the nation's infrastructure from damage resulting from natural disasters and attacks. It outlines the history of risk assessment and programs for critical infrastructure protection; the status of today's protection plans; the role of the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies; the importance of public-private partnerships; laws related to critical infrastructure protection; the Department of Homeland Security perspective on risk management; risk assessment methods, federal guidelines for risk, and the application of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process; the 16 critical infrastructures and their sector-specific agencies, including their goals and priorities and methods and approaches each uses to assess risk; and continuing issues in critical infrastructure protection. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)