Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR)

The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at the George Mason University School of Law has made available a collection of comprehensive curriculum and supplemental case studies in critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR).  Courses cover topics such as resilience; risk management; information sharing; systems analysis; policies and strategies; cross-sector dependencies and inter-dependencies; international CISR and cybersecurity.  The courses, linked below, are free and may be incorporated into the curriculum of any program and used by any institution.


Introduction to CISR: Provides an introduction to the policy, strategy and practical application of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resiliance.

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Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR)


Information Sharing for CISR: An overview of information sharing within the national security/homeland security enterprise with a focus on the information sharing necessary to protect and make the Nation’s critical infrastructure more resilient.

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Information Sharing for CISR


Risk Management for CISR: Provides an introduction to the policy, strategy, and practical application of risk management and risk analysis from an all-hazards perspective.

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Risk Management for CISR


CISR and Resilience Systems Analysis: Focuses on systems analysis in the context of critical infrastructure security and resilience.

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CISR and Resilience Systems Analysis


Methods, Policies and Strategies: Student-centered learning, integrates critical decision-making, and uses historical event case studies to reinforce national security and homeland security policies governing the protection, identification, and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure from an all-hazards context with emphasis on the prevention, mitigation, and response to adversary attack scenarios against single or multiple critical infrastructure sectors.

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Methods Policies and Strategies


CISR — The Cyber Dimension: Provides a careful examination of the methods necessary to identify and address risks to critical information infrastructures from a variety of human and natural threats.

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CISR — The Cyber Dimension


CISR Sector Approaches and Cross-Sector Interdependencies: Compares and contrasts the different approaches vis-à-vis security and resilience utilized within the various critical infrastructure sectors, including those that operate within a defined regulatory space and those that do not.

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CISR — Sector Approaches and Cross-Sector Interdependencies


CISR The International Dimension: Discuss how governments at the national and multi-national levels and international corporations have developed various approaches to secure and enhance the resilience of critical infrastructures and supply chains in response to growing and evolving international threats.

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CISR — The International Dimension


CISR Identifying, Assessing, and Addressing Emergent Threats: Explores the strategic and operational context provided in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and discusses the challenges associated with understanding and taking action — including investment strategies— to address a diverse spectrum of threats and hazards across our critical infrastructure sectors and systems.

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CISR — Identifying, Assessing, and Addressing Emergent Threats


Designing Resilient Infrastucture: A focus on five areas that shape critical infrastructure design:  policy, networks/system behavior, all hazards environment, risk management, technical design, and social implications.

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Designing Resilient Infrastructures


CISR Capstone: Intended to foster the development of an advanced baseline of relevant knowledge among seminar participants and apply this baseline to “hands-on” critical infrastructure security and resilience strategy and plan development and in-classroom incident management exercises.

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CISR Capstone

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