IWS - The Information Warfare Site
News Watch Make a  donation to IWS - The Information Warfare Site Use it for navigation in case java scripts are disabled

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Government & Military 

Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection And Emergency Preparedness (OCIPEP)
On February 5, 2001 Prime Minister Jean Chrétien announced the creation of the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness. The Minister of National Defence will be the Minister responsible for the organization, which will also encompass the existing functions of Emergency Preparedness Canada. Margaret Purdy has been appointed as Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and will lead the new organization.

United Kingdom

National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) 'to ensure sound mechanisms are in place to protect the critical national infrastructure. We set up the National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC) in late 1999 to coordinate and develop work to protect the critical national infrastructure in the public and the private sector against electronic attack. NISCC is raising awareness of information security across those organisations responsible for the critical national infrastructure.' UK e-envoy

Unified Incident Reporting & Alert Scheme '(UNIRAS) was established in 1992 with the role of gathering information on IT security incidents in Government departments and agencies, producing periodic analysis and assessment of incidents and trends, and issuing alerts and briefings on matters of IT security concern. UNIRAS is now a fully integrated part of the National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC).'

United States

Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office  'PDD-63 created the CIAO on May 22, 1998. CIAO's basic mission, as articulated in PDD-63, is to coordinate national planning activities related to critical infrastructure protection, develop awareness in the private and public sectors on the need for sound security practices, and support the development of a public-private Partnership through outreach and other activities'.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Program at the Department of Commerce 'DOC Critical Infrastructure Protection Program will: focus management attention on the need to protect critical infrastructure, promote best practices in critical infrastructure management, develop and promulgate policies and guidance related to critical infrastructure management, and identify resources needed to manage the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program.'

Critical Infrastructure Surety Department at Sandia National Laboratories 'Sandia is, first and foremost, a systems engineering laboratory whose primary mission is guaranteeing the surety of the nuclear weapons stockpile. Additionally, it has a mission to improve the surety of the nation's energy infrastructure.'

Defense Information Systems Agency
DISA is helping protect against, detect and react to threats to both its information infrastructure and information sources. Additionally, DISA is aggressively working with DOD Agencies, the military departments, and other federal agencies, and industry.

The Department of Homeland Security, DHS leads the unified national effort to secure America. It prevents and deters terrorist attacks and protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation.

Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center 'IATAC's Mission "Provide the DoD a central point of access for information on Information Assurance emerging technologies in system vulnerabilities, research and development, models, and analysis to support the development and implementation of effective defense against Information Warfare attacks."'

Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF)
'The White House formed the Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF) to articulate and implement the Administration's vision for the National Information Infrastructure (NII).'

National Information Assurance Partnership '(NIAP) is a U.S. Government initiative designed to meet the security testing, evaluation, and assessment needs of both information technology (IT) producers and consumers. NIAP is a collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) in fulfilling their respective responsibilities under Computer Security Act of 1987.'

National Infrastructure Protection Center (FBI)
  'Established in February 1998, the NIPC's mission is to serve as the U.S. government's focal point for threat assessment, warning, investigation, and response for threats or attacks against our critical infrastructures. '