Best Practices for Government to Enhance the Security of National Critical Infrastructures - Final Report and Recommendations by the Council

This paper discusses the efforts and recommendations of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council in protecting critical cyber and physical security in the United States. The failure of the Northeast electrical power grid on August 8, 2003, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks point out how vulnerable the United States is to threats to its infrastructure. Four sectors were chosen to be evaluated through a framework for analysis and protection: water, financial services, chemicals, and information technology. The first section of the document describes the framework for evaluating the advisability of government intervention in these sectors. Best practices for government intervention, if deemed applicable, are also considered. The second section details the implications for each specific sector, and describes the different conclusions that the framework reaches for each sector.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 24p

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  • Accession Number: 01000133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2005 11:49AM