EDM 402 Module 1 Case

You will be referring to the required readings, videos, and websites to address the assignments. Additionally, you can also research other professional sources available on the internet.

Case Assignment
From the NIPP of 2013, what is meant by Partnership Structure? Give an example.

Choose one of the 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors and comment on its Sector Specific Plan. What other sectors is it closely linked to? Why? How?

Explain SCADA. Why is SCADA a popular target for terrorists? Explain and use quotations to support your statements.

Assignment Expectations
Length: This Case Assignment should be at least 3 pages, not counting the title page and references.

References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

Required Reading
InfraGard factsheet. (2018). FBI: Office of Private Sector. Retrieved from https://www.infragard.org/Files/INFRAGARD_Factsheet_10-10-2018.pdf

Krambeck, D. (2015). An introduction to SCADA systems. All About Circuits. Retrieved from https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/technical-articles/an-introduction-to-scada-systems/

Mandel, M., & McCormick, E. (2018). FERC approves supply chain risk reliability standards. Troutman Sanders. Retrieved from https://www.troutmansandersenergyreport.com/2018/10/ferc-approves-supply-chain-risk-reliability-standards/

NIPP 2013: Partnering for infrastructure security and resilience. (2013). DHS.gov. retrieved from https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/national-infrastructure-protection-plan-2013-508.pdf Read pages 1-14

Resiliency rules: 7 Steps for critical infrastructure protection. (2007). Slideserve. Retrieved from https://www.slideserve.com/sierra/resiliency-rules

Required Websites
Critical Infrastructure Sectors. https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/critical-infrastructure-sectors

Information Sharing: A Vital Resource for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/information-sharing-vital-resource

InfraGard. https://www.infragard.org/

National Infrastructure Protection Plan. https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/national-infrastructure-protection-plan

Required Videos
TV6 & FOX UP. (2017, August 9). InfraGard [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CagICITyiJs

RealPars. (2019, June 3). What is SCADA? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlFM1q9QPJw
This is an 8-minute video.

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