Critical Infrastructure Protection: Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Public-Private Partnerships

  • Colonel Fritzgerald F. McNair

National infrastructure provides daily critical functions across diverse and complex sectors of a privately owned industrial base. Over the last decade, cyber threats against critical U.S. infrastructure have increased significantly. Presidential directives, legislative proposals, and GAO assessments all indicate that increased information sharing within public-private partnerships is integral to U.S. efforts in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).