Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources

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Our critical infrastructure is vital to our nation’s operations and any disruption to services can have catastrophic outcomes to critical components of our country’s assets. The private sector owns approximately 90% of our critical infrastructure and dependencies between systems make it difficult to show critical cyber threats within the United States. Threats between state and non-state actors continue to exponentially destabilize security and privacy. Although attacks to date haven’t caused extensive overwhelming disruptions, the potential is substantial. Antagonistic nations or terrorists may use cyber-based tools to upset military operations, networks, or other critical operations. Policy maker’s decisions have influenced protection of critical infrastructure key resources and the overarching goal of the NIPP is to build a safer, more resilient and secure nation by mitigating the threats of deliberate attacks by adversaries that exploit our nation’s CIKRs. Understanding and building partnerships between government, private, and public sectors, sharing information about threats and other dangers shall build stewardship to CIKR protection programs.
2. GLOBAL CYBER THREAT LANDSCAPE AND WHICH CYBER THREATS ARE THE MOST CRITICAL TO THE UNITED STATES
Critical infrastructure is defined by the administration as vital systems and assets where in a catastrophic event should debilitate our nation’s security, economy, public health, or safety. The U.S. is one of the leading
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