Your Invitation to Participate in Protecting the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Dear HSToday Readers,

ONLY 9 DAYS TO NCISRM!

Thank you to the tremendous response we received from my first note about NCISRM!  I’m checking in one more time to see if you’s like to contribute to our efforts during National Critical Infrastructure & Resilience Month in November.
As many of you know, I’ve been an advocate and supporter of critical infrastructure protection since well before serving as Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Since joining HSToday as a Visiting Editor, I have focused on issues related to resilience and critical infrastructure. I am thrilled to chair HSToday’s National Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Month (NCISRM) coverage.  NCISRM began in earnest while I was at the Department with the simple objective of building awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirming the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure secure and resilient.
I know that for many of you – a “month” isn’t really necessary. You are on the front-lines protecting our critical infrastructure every day, 24/7.  You also know that awareness, vigilance, evolution and innovation in our security posture and resiliency practices is needed now more than ever.
That is why I’m reaching out to you again today.
JOIN US to share your advice and expertise here at HSToday for our focus on critical infrastructure in November.  

I hope you have noticed that since Government Technology & Services Coalition acquired HSToday, its editorial content has been enhanced by contributions from experts in our field.  Former government officials, practitioners, subject matter experts with the experience and understanding of the complexities faced by the professionals protecting our homeland in the various disciplines across the vast enterprise – are engaged with us.

I encourage you to reach out if you’d like to contribute a piece. We are looking for you  to share your thoughts about the evolving threat landscape and/or a security solution that helped a company or agency save money, better secure assets or improve its resilience posture. We are looking for “lessons learned” from your experience – OR just your opinion about something going right, or wrong. We do not accept marketing pieces, but if you have an idea we are interested in hearing it. If you would preferred to be interviewed, we can make that happen as well.
Thank you for your service and your commitment to advancing the security and resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure – AND thank you for being a loyal reader of HSToday. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with ideas or suggestions.
Respectfully,
Caitlin Durkovich
Chair, HSToday National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month
Director, Toffler Associates
Former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Caitlin Durkovich is a Director at Toffler Associates, a strategic consulting and advisory firm that architects better futures for public and private sector clients around the globe with an unwavering commitment to be the catalyst for change. A recognized expert in critical infrastructure security and resilience, including cybersecurity, Caitlin helps public and private sector clients navigate the complex operational challenges posed by an increasingly interconnected and interdependent global economy. Over the course of nearly two decades of developing physical and cyber risk management approaches, Caitlin has successfully advanced public-private partnerships that drive thought leadership, influence policy, and evolve industry practices to manage security and operational risks. Caitlin served nearly eight years in the Obama Administration, including four years as Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection with the Department of Homeland Security. She led the mission to protect critical infrastructure and redefined public-private risk management for emerging issues like complex mass attacks, electric grid security, cybersecurity, GPS resilience, and climate adaptation planning. Her experience also includes leading homeland security projects with several government agencies while at Booz Allen Hamilton and pioneering early warning cyber intelligence at iDefense (acquired by Verisign). Caitlin earned a B.A. in public policy studies from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University and a certificate in business strategy from The Aspen Institute.

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