Critical Infrastructure Security Standards

Jun 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

Because a security breach could pose substantial risk to the health and welfare of thousands of American citizens, those who work in critical infrastructure industries have a duty and moral obligation to keep their staff, visitors, and tenants safe. The term critical infrastructure security refers to the plans and measures in place to secure your organization and mitigate risk of successful attack on your physical or cyber systems. For nearly every industry, this includes counter-terrorism measures to better protect your building, prepare to respond, and recover quickly.

For some industries like law enforcement and nuclear power plants, critical infrastructure security includes extensive security measures including ballistics barriers, fencing, guard booths, tactical training, and a myriad of other security solutions. All critical infrastructure organizations should evaluate their security and take measures to improve it.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors

Critical infrastructure sectors are those whose systems, networks, and assets are vital to the United States and whose incapacitation would have a debilitating effect on the United States. The 16 sectors classified by the United States Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as critical infrastructure sectors are: 

  • Chemical
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Communications
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Dams
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Emergency Services
  • Energy
  • Financial Services 
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Government Facilities
  • Healthcare & Public Health
  • Information Technology
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, & Waste
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water & Wastewater Systems

Securing Critical Infrastructure with Kontek

Criminals often target critical infrastructure organizations and agencies, posing a risk to the well-being of the staff and population served by that agency. Kontek partners with a myriad of industries including power facilities, law enforecment, Department of Defense sectors, and more to help them build and implement their critical infrastructure protection plan, anticipating potential threats and mitigating risk early through appropriate planning and design.

Contact Kontek Indutries

It's important to reevaluate the efficacy of your critical infrastructure plan often to ensure your organization is incorporating and taking advantage of the latest technology and developments in security. Solutions offered at Kontek include:

  • guard booths and armor systems
  • barriers, gates, and bollards
  • perimeter fencing solutions
  • tactical training and range solutions
  • gun ports and weapons system solutions
  • personal tactical equipment and services

The team at Kontek is comprised of experts in the security industry with hands-on background in law enforcement, military, and tactical planning, enabling them to better understand and anticipate the needs of your organization or agency. To learn more, Contact Kontek Industries today; they are standing by and ready to assist you in developing a customized protection plan.

Topics: Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Custom Fabrication

Michael Witt

Published by Michael Witt

Michael Witt is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Kontek Industries. Michael is responsible for coordinating and executing sales strategies and marketing campaigns for the company. Prior to joining Kontek Industries, Michael was the Vice President of Sales of a U.S.-based physical security and surveillance company, where he managed a sales team supporting global security companies, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy, law enforcement agencies, and various defense groups across the world. Michael Witt served in the United States Marine Corps from 2006 – 2010 and conducted combat operations in Afghanistan on multiple deployments. Michael has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Gardner Webb University.