Our Nation’s critical infrastructure provides essential services that underpin American society and sustain the American way of life. We know critical infrastructure as the power we use in our homes and businesses, the water we drink, the transportation systems that get us from place to place, the first responders and hospitals in our communities, the farms that grow and raise our food, the stores we shop in, and the Internet and communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family. The security and resilience of this critical infrastructure is vital not only to public confidence, but also to the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, observed in the month of November, builds awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirms the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure and our communities safe and secure. Securing the nation’s infrastructure is a national priority that requires planning and coordination across the entire community.
This year, the Office of Infrastructure Protection is partnering with InfraGard of the National Capital Region (InfraGardNCR) to promote Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. Prince Law Offices attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin is a long-standing member of InfraGard.
- Read the Presidential Proclamation.
- Get involved with the Hometown Security initiative to ensure that you and your community are prepared for any and all incidents.
- Get more information on important cybersecurity efforts to protect yourself from cyberattacks.
- Learn more about what critical infrastructure is and how it is important to our daily lives.
- 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 @DHSgov on Twitter, and post infrastructure security and resilience efforts, tips, news, and resources on social media using the hashtag #infrastructure.
- Download the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month Toolkit to learn more on how you can help promote awareness of the importance of critical infrastructure.
- Download a printer-friendly fact sheet explaining what Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month is that you can hand out at your event or meeting.
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.