HLSS305 Midterm assignment
This assignment consists of a single activity requiring you to produce a five (5) page report (not including title page and reference list), to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. Pages are to be double-spaced utilizing Times New Roman 12 point font text, and have one inch margins. Students will follow the APA citation and reference style used for this assignment. Additional information concerning this writing style can be found within and attached to your Week 1 announcement.
Thus far, we have focused upon the private sector’s role related to our nation’s critical infrastructure, as well as the necessity of ensuring the goods and services they offer are provided in an uninterrupted manner. The combination of these two issues will serve as the primary focus of this written assignment.
First, select one of the following critical infrastructure sectors (links take you to their sector specific plans) that you have an interest in. Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Dams, Energy, Financials Services, Food and Agriculture, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology, Transportation Systems, Water Systems.
Focusing upon your chosen sector, offer information related to the most prevalent threats it currently faces, as well as insight concerning how a private sector organization within this sector would enhance its ability to provide its essential services when facing such risks.You can find the primary components of such a plan in the document Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1) Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Entities. Essentially, you will be providing details regarding how a private sector entity (such as a locally owned fuel provider within the Energy Sector) carries out its continuity planning initiatives.
A minimum of five (5) academically acceptable sources are to be utilized; two of which must be the applicable Sector Specific Plan and CGC 1. However, understand that such information is to supplement your work, not replace or serve as the major part of it.
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