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In the article, National Strategy for Homeland Security,
the Homeland Security Council stated that private agencies and
organizations own 85% of the nation’s critical infrastructure. One
conclusion is irrefutable: No one is in a better position to be a first
preventer than the private security officer in America.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the National
Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) in 2006 to protect the nation’s
critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). Using Chapter 9 in
your Introduction to Security text and other authoritative
sources, such as the DHS, research how partnerships between the public
and private sectors effectively assist the DHS in the prevention and
In this assignment, you will write a 2–3 page paper, in which you
examine the important role private security officers play in protecting
America’s critical infrastructure and key resources. Specifically, you
Identify four of the 16 critical infrastructures and key
resources requiring the most input from the private sector, and explain
the private sector’s responsibility for protecting these critical
infrastructures and resources.
Select one of these four critical infrastructures and key
resources and describe the protective actions needed to prepare for, or
mitigate the effects of, a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
Explain for the selected critical infrastructure and key
resource how the private sector will help in recovery after an attack or
Decide which critical infrastructure and key resource is most important, and provide the rationale for your selection.
Explain the impact on the nation if this critical infrastructure and key resource is not adequately protected.
Integrate at least two quality references using in-text citations and a source list page in your assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.