Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Literature Survey: State of the Art


  1. Wiseman, E.
  2. McLaughlin, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);National Research Council of Canada, Boucherville QUE (CAN)
In 2009, the Canadian federal government, provinces and territories agreed on a National Strategy1 and Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure.2 The purpose of this initiative is to strengthen the resilience of Canadian Critical Infrastructure (CI) by building partnerships, implementing hazards risk management approaches, and advancing the timely sharing and protection of information among partners. The strategy recognized that critical infrastructures are at risk from natural, intentional and accidental hazards and that the risk could be exacerbated by the complex system of interdependencies among critical infrastructure, which can lead to cascading effects across borders and sectors. The Action Plan includes the establishment of sector networks and a cross-sector forum as the basis for collaborative work and information sharing. The Centre for Security Science (CSS) is working in partnership with Public Safety (PS) Canada on initiatives to address some of the objectives identified within the strategy and its action plan in order to increase Canadian infrastructure resiliency, develop strong communities and implement an all-hazards risk management approach. The continuity of national governance to maintain public health, safety, security, economic well-being and the confidence during or after any disaster or emergency is one of the goals. The development of national and regional interdependency modeling tools and methodologies to understand CI interdependencies and the casca
critical infrastructure protection;resilience;modelling;simulation
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C160 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2014
Number of Pages
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