Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructures are defined as …

. . those systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.

The Department of Homeland Security defines the sixteen Critical Infrastructures:

  1. Chemical
  2. Commercial Facilities
  3. Communications
  4. Critical Manufacturing
  5. Dams
  6. Defense Industrial Base
  7. Emergency Services
  8. Energy
  9. Financial Services
  10. Food and Agriculture
  11. Government Facilities
  12. Healthcare and Public Health
  13. Information Technology
  14. Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste
  15. Transportation Systems
  16. Water and Wastewater Systems

http://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors

Whether you are directly employed in one of these sixteen sectors, or are a concerned citizen who wants to learn more and to help protect our country, you are welcome to Join InfraGard!