IFIP Working Group 11.10 on
Critical Infrastructure Protection



The information infrastructure -- comprising computers, embedded devices, networks and software systems -- is vital to day-to-day operations in every sector: agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, government, defense, information and telecommunications, energy, transportation, banking and finance, chemicals and hazardous materials, and postal and shipping. Global business and industry, governments, indeed society itself, cannot function effectively if major components of the critical information infrastructure are degraded, disabled or destroyed.

IFIP Working Group 11.10 on Critical Infrastructure Protection is an active international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the emerging field of critical infrastructure protection. IFIP WG 11.10 engages the international information security research community to work together on applying scientific principles and engineering techniques to address current and future problems in information infrastructure protection. In addition, IFIP WG 11.10 draws other interested parties (government agencies, infrastructure owners, operators and vendors, and policy makers) in a constructive dialog on critical infrastructure protection.

The mission of IFIP WG 11.10 is to weave science, technology and policy in developing and implementing sophisticated, yet practical, solutions that will help secure information, computer and network assets in the various critical infrastructure sectors. Information infrastructure protection efforts at all levels -- local, regional, national and international -- will be advanced by leveraging the WG 11.10 membership's strengths in sustained research and development, educational and outreach initiatives.