Although government and private partnerships are in place to help protect infrastructure at the state and national levels, there are steps citizens can take to help safeguard their communities.
Remain vigilant to suspicious activity, and report any concerns to local law enforcement. Some examples of suspicious activity include:
- Individuals or actions which are out of place (e.g. improperly dressed for the weather).
- Unusual or prolonged interest in security measures, entry/exit points or unattended vehicles.
- Purposely placing objects in sensitive or vulnerable areas to observe security response.
- Acting nervous or suspicious, possibly mumbling to themselves to sweating heavily.
Use cybersecurity principles, such as strong passwords and encryption, to protect accounts that could be used to access a system.
Practice regular safety techniques at home and while in public, which can help eliminate security holes related to customer wellbeing.
Critical Infrastructure information from US DHS http://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure
US DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection http://www.dhs.gov/office-infrastructure-protection
National Infrastructure Coordinating Center http://www.dhs.gov/national-infrastructure-coordinating-center