1st Edition

Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience A Policy Perspective

    Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Management covers the history of risk assessment, crtical infrastructure protection, and the various structures that make up the homeland security enterprise. The authors examine risk assessment in the public and private sectors, the evolution of laws and regulations, and the policy challenges facing the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. The book will take a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding risk assessment and the challenges facing decision makers who must make risk assessment choices.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Critical Infrastructure and Risk Analysis

    Chapter 2: Early History

    Chapter 3: Critical Infrastructure Protection Today

    Chapter 4: The Department of Homeland Security

    Chapter 5: Other Federal Risk Management Agencies

    Chapter 6: Public/Private Partnerships

    Chapter 7: Laws and Regulations

    Chapter 8: The DHS Perspective on Risk

    Chapter 9: Methods of Risk Assessment

    Chapter 10: Sector-Specific Agencies Approaches to Risk:

    Food and Agriculture, Water and Wastewater, Energy

    Chapter 11: Sector-Specific Agencies Approaches to Risk: Healthcare and Public Health Sector, Transportation Systems and Emergency Services

    Chapter 12: Sector-Specific Agencies Approaches to Risk: Communications, Information Technology and Financial

    Chapter 13: The Future of Critical Infrastructure Protection: Risk, Resilience, and Policy


    Dr. Kelley A. Cronin is an Associate Professor at Notre Dame College of Ohio. Her research interests include homeland security and emergency management issues, especially as they pertain to policy and politics. Previously, she worked in municipal government and local law enforcement and has co-authored several books in the field.+_

    Dr. Nancy E. Marion is a professor of Political Science at the University of Akron. Her research areas largely revolve around the intersection of politics and criminal justice. She is the author of numerous articles and books that examine how politics affects criminal justice policy.