WIT Press


Silver Shield: A Local Government’s Approach To Critical Infrastructure Protection

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE090021

Volume

108

Pages

7

Page Range

13 - 19

Published

2009

Size

221 kb

Author(s)

S. Conway, P. Washeba, R. Thomas & R. Cameron

Abstract

Silver Shield serves as Nevada’s central repository for critical asset data and aligns closely with the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure data warehouse. Silver Shield’s mission is to identify, catalogue, prioritize, and coordinate the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources to support Federal, State, local, and tribal readiness, prevention, mitigation, and response efforts. Critical Infrastructure include both public and private sector systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, that are so vital that their incapacity or destruction will have a debilitating effect on the security, economy, public health or safety, environment, or any combination of these matters across any Federal, State, regional, territorial or local jurisdictions. This paper discusses how the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, and the Nevada Threat Assessment Center have come together to meet this challenge. Keywords: critical infrastructure protection.

Keywords

critical infrastructure protection