Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Protecting Critical Infrastructure


The US National Infrastructure Protection Plan sets joint prioritize to inform resource allocation and decision-making on the part of critical infrastructure partners. The first of the prioritize is to “Strengthen the Management of Cyber and Physical Risks to Critical Infrastructure“.  This webinar will discuss the guidance provided under presidential policy directive 21 to support cyber security and how the NIST cybersecurity framework has evolved to be the standard of measure for a robust cyber security program used by critical infrastructure partners.  

  1. Overview of the NIPP
  2. Define the sectors that make up the critical infrastructure
  3. Discuss the common cyber risks shared by all elements of the critical infrastructure
  4. Discuss how PPD 21 supports the need for cyber risk resilience
  5. Overview of the NIST cybersecurity framework and discuss how it supports critical infrastructure protection
  6. Suggest next steps that viewers can take to enhance their organization's cyber risk resilience.


JUNE 15, 2017  (2 PM EST)

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Michael Pry - CISSP Webinar presenter for University of FairfaxMichael J. Pry is Director of Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Risk Management at Excela Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with 4,800 employees, 800 physicians and includes 662 licensed beds located within 3 acute care hospitals.  Michael has a master of science in computer science and information assurance from the University of Maryland which is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Russian Studies from Edinboro University of Pa.  He serves as the Healthcare Sector Chief within the Federal Bureau of Investigations Infra Gard program for the Pittsburgh chapter, serves on the joint coordinating council for the Department of Homeland Security and US Health and Human Services and is a member of their risk management and cyber security workgroups.  Michael also is an assistant professor of information security and computer forensics at American InterContinental University where he has taught for 7 years and developed numerous courses in cyber security and computer network management. Michael is a member of the Project Management Institute and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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