Critical Infrastructure, Physical or Virtual Systems and Assets are so vital, that their incapacity or destruction would have debilitating impacts on global security, public health and safety.
85% of Critical Infrastructure is owned and operated by the Private Sector (Chemical, Commercial & Government Facilities, Communications, Manufacturing, Dams, Defense, Emergency Services, Energy, Financial, Food & Agriculture, Healthcare, IT, Nuclear Reactors/Materials, Transportation, Water).
Maritime Transportation Critical Infrastructure is the backbone of world trade and globalization. Twenty-four hours a day, all year round, ships carry people and cargo to all corners of the globe. International shipping transports more than 80 percent of global trade throughout the Maritime and Port Ecosystem to people and communities worldwide…and all are dependent upon security resilience.
Maritime Transportation in the U.S. consists of 95,000+ miles of coastline, 361 ports, more than 25,000 miles of waterways and intermodal land-side connections that allow the various modes of transportation to move people and goods to and from the water
Global prosperity depends upon a safe, secure and resilient maritime and port infrastructure, supported by (all-hazards) maritime domain situational awareness, threat and defensive measures intelligence, and coordinated response supported by adoption of best practices, training and education.
Moving from a reactive to a proactive security stance requires having access to an all- hazards Common Operating Picture (COP) to respond to the complexity of risk and coordinate protection and mitigation efforts.
The best proactive defense is the identification of all-hazard risks derived from the active real-time discovery and information sharing of security situational awareness intelligence and defensive measures.
Achieving security resilience requires leveraging a unifying global public and private sector protection strategy.
Informed defenders are then empowered to protect multiple critical functions.
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