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1 Protective Security Advisors Securing the Nations critical infrastructure one community at a time

2 Authorities Homeland Security Presidential Directive #7 Homeland Security Presidential Directive #7 This directive establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks. This directive establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks. Homeland Security Act of 2002 Homeland Security Act of 2002 TITLE IIINFORMATION ANALYSIS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION/Subtitle ADirectorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection; Access to Information TITLE IIINFORMATION ANALYSIS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION/Subtitle ADirectorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection; Access to Information Section 202 (5) To develop a comprehensive national plan for securing the key resources and critical infrastructure of the United States, including power production, generation, and distribution systems, information technology and telecommunications systems (including satellites), electronic financial and property record storage and transmission systems, emergency preparedness communications systems, and the physical and technological assets that support such systems. (5) To develop a comprehensive national plan for securing the key resources and critical infrastructure of the United States, including power production, generation, and distribution systems, information technology and telecommunications systems (including satellites), electronic financial and property record storage and transmission systems, emergency preparedness communications systems, and the physical and technological assets that support such systems. (6) To recommend measures necessary to protect the key resources and critical infrastructure of the United States in coordination with other agencies of the Federal Government and in cooperation with State and local government agencies and authorities, the private sector, and other entities. HR 5005 EAS (6) To recommend measures necessary to protect the key resources and critical infrastructure of the United States in coordination with other agencies of the Federal Government and in cooperation with State and local government agencies and authorities, the private sector, and other entities. HR 5005 EAS

3 What do we protect and why? The USA PATRIOT Act defines critical infrastructure 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 USA PATRIOT Act defines critical infrastructure 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. Our critical infrastructures are particularly important because of the functions or services they provide to our country. Our critical infrastructures are also particularly important because they are complex systems: the effects of a terrorist attack can spread far beyond the direct target, and reverberate long after the immediate damage. (The National Strategy for Homeland Security) Our critical infrastructures are particularly important because of the functions or services they provide to our country. Our critical infrastructures are also particularly important because they are complex systems: the effects of a terrorist attack can spread far beyond the direct target, and reverberate long after the immediate damage. (The National Strategy for Homeland Security)

4 Communities Depend Daily on Reliable Systems Telephone systems that allow us to use ATMs/credit cards for our financial transactions, and real-time communications for business and personal use (cellular phones, pagers, , land-lines, and faxes) Telephone systems that allow us to use ATMs/credit cards for our financial transactions, and real-time communications for business and personal use (cellular phones, pagers, , land-lines, and faxes) Electricity that allows us to light and heat our homes and businesses, and power computers and vital communication devices like radio and television Electricity that allows us to light and heat our homes and businesses, and power computers and vital communication devices like radio and television Water systems that provide us with water for drinking, Water systems that provide us with water for drinking, sanitary needs, irrigation, and firefighting capabilities These systems are the invisible critical infrastructure that our communities depend on every day, for example:

5 How do we accomplish this task? The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) provides the coordinated approach that will be used to establish national priorities, goals, and requirements for critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) protection so that Federal funding and resources are applied in the most effective manner to reduce vulnerability, deter threats, and minimize the consequences of attacks and other incidents. It establishes the overarching concepts relevant to all CI/KR sectors identified in Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7 (HSPD-7), and addresses the physical, cyber, and human considerations required for effective implementation of comprehensive programs. The plan specifies the key initiatives, milestones, and metrics required to achieve the Nations CI/KR protection mission. It sets forth a comprehensive risk management framework and clearly defined roles and responsibilities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs), and other Federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector security partners. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) provides the coordinated approach that will be used to establish national priorities, goals, and requirements for critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) protection so that Federal funding and resources are applied in the most effective manner to reduce vulnerability, deter threats, and minimize the consequences of attacks and other incidents. It establishes the overarching concepts relevant to all CI/KR sectors identified in Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7 (HSPD-7), and addresses the physical, cyber, and human considerations required for effective implementation of comprehensive programs. The plan specifies the key initiatives, milestones, and metrics required to achieve the Nations CI/KR protection mission. It sets forth a comprehensive risk management framework and clearly defined roles and responsibilities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs), and other Federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector security partners.

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7 Critical Infrastructure & Key Resource Sectors Agriculture and food Agriculture and food Banking and finance Banking and finance Chemical Chemical Defense industrial base Defense industrial base Drinking water and wastewater treatment systems Drinking water and wastewater treatment systems Emergency services Emergency services Energy Energy Information technology Information technology National monuments and icons Postal and shipping National monuments and icons Postal and shipping Public health and healthcare Public health and healthcare Telecommunications Telecommunications Transportation systems Transportation systems Commercial facilities Commercial nuclear reactors, materials, and waste Dams Government facilities Critical Infrastructure Sectors Key Resources

8 We will hit hard the American economy at its heart and its core. - Osama bin Laden Without doubt, terrorist groups recognize the economic ramifications of attacks on the Nations critical infrastructure and key resources. The Threat

9 Dependency on our Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources… National Security National Security Economic Vitality Economic Vitality Our Way of Life Our Way of Life Disrupt government and private industry operations and impact our economy and society Disrupt government and private industry operations and impact our economy and society Result in large-scale human casualties, property destruction, and damage to national prestige and public confidence Result in large-scale human casualties, property destruction, and damage to national prestige and public confidence Attacks Could…

10 The Role of the Department of Homeland Security Unify a national effort to secure America Unify a national effort to secure America Prevent and deter terrorist attacks Prevent and deter terrorist attacks Protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the Nation Protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the Nation Respond to and recover from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, or other emergencies Respond to and recover from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, or other emergencies Coordinate the protection of our Nations critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) across all sectors Coordinate the protection of our Nations critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) across all sectors

11 The Challenge to Protect Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources 85% of all CI/KR assets are privately-owned 85% of all CI/KR assets are privately-owned The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must work with industry and state, territorial, local, and tribal governments to protect critical infrastructure and key resources The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must work with industry and state, territorial, local, and tribal governments to protect critical infrastructure and key resources To help communities better protect the Nations assets, DHS is placing Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) in metropolitan areas throughout the country To help communities better protect the Nations assets, DHS is placing Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) in metropolitan areas throughout the country

12 DHS Provides Community-Based Support Protective Security Advisors will: Assist with ongoing local and state critical infrastructure security efforts which are coordinated by the state Homeland Security Advisors Assist with ongoing local and state critical infrastructure security efforts which are coordinated by the state Homeland Security Advisors Support the development of the national risk picture by identifying, assessing, monitoring, and minimizing risk to critical assets at the local level Support the development of the national risk picture by identifying, assessing, monitoring, and minimizing risk to critical assets at the local level Upon request, facilitate and coordinate vulnerability assessments of local CI/KR Upon request, facilitate and coordinate vulnerability assessments of local CI/KR

13 Protective Security Advisors Will Also… Provide reach-back capability to DHS and other Federal government resources Provide reach-back capability to DHS and other Federal government resources Assist in confirmation of critical asset information for accurate inclusion into the National Asset Database Assist in confirmation of critical asset information for accurate inclusion into the National Asset Database Serve as advisors regarding local infrastructure during activation of the National Response Plan Serve as advisors regarding local infrastructure during activation of the National Response Plan Provide local context and expertise to DHS to ensure that community resources are used effectively Provide local context and expertise to DHS to ensure that community resources are used effectively Facilitate the flow of programmatic information between all parties Facilitate the flow of programmatic information between all parties

14 Value of the Program to You Support comprehensive risk analyses of local CI/KR Support comprehensive risk analyses of local CI/KR Assist in the review and analysis of physical/technical security of local CI/KR Assist in the review and analysis of physical/technical security of local CI/KR Convey local concerns and sensitivities to DHS and other Federal agencies Convey local concerns and sensitivities to DHS and other Federal agencies Relay disconnects between local, regional, and national protection activities Relay disconnects between local, regional, and national protection activities Communicate requests for Federal training and exercises Communicate requests for Federal training and exercises Protective Security Advisors will:

15 How Can You Help? Engage with Protective Security Advisors to facilitate protective actions and establish priorities and the need for information Engage with Protective Security Advisors to facilitate protective actions and establish priorities and the need for information Assist in efforts to identify, assess, and secure CI/KR in your community Assist in efforts to identify, assess, and secure CI/KR in your community Communicate local critical infrastructure protection related concerns Communicate local critical infrastructure protection related concerns Business and economic ramifications of actions Business and economic ramifications of actions Issues unique to the community Issues unique to the community

16 CONTACT US: Paul Perez-Barroso San Juan District Office of Infrastructure Protection Risk Management Division US Department of Homeland Security 1510 F.D. Roosevelt Ave Third Floor, Suite 3B Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (787)


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