CIP Sectors Worldwide

Although the United States has founded the ‘critical infrastructure protection’ initiative, other countries have begun to contribute on a global, international scale. These countries may/may not be as far ahead in establishing, defining, and enforcing their respective infrastructures, but it is certain that more countries will continue joining the ranks. With more countries joining means more countries contributing, and this means international standards, protocols and definitions that everyone can attribute, understand and comprehend.

Even though some within the United States CIP and/or homeland security industries feel that having more sectors differentiates the United States from the rest of the world, this actually places the U.S. at a disadvantage rather than an advantage. Standardization, understanding and communications are just a few of the disadvantages will be experienced worldwide, esp. when U.S. governments and private industries (alike) begin communicating the CIP doctrine worldwide.

One of Infracritical’s initiatives is to provide an avenue by which this will make the ‘playing field’ more level; thus, simplified communications issues (such as describing which sector an industry belongs to) are avoided and can accomodate friendly relationships with our international counterparts.

Click the link to view the image as how Infracritical sees ‘CIP’ sectors worldwide.


[1] ‘CIP’ Sectors [UPDATED 10/28/08; now includes ‘Critical Manufacturing’].
[2] ‘CIP’ Sectors [older version].