August 1, 2021
Jeffrey A. Slotnick CPP, PSP
Critical infrastructure protection is part of the domain of every security professional. Although our specific facilities may not be considered critical infrastructure, we have interdependencies with it—water, power, chemicals, telecommunications, transportation, banking, and finance, to name a few.
Globally, there are many definitions of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). CIKR relates to a nation’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. CIKR includes physical or virtual assets, systems, and networks so vital that the incapacity or destruction of such assets, systems, or networks would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.