I received the following from Homeland Security Today and have received permission to pass along the request.
Dear HSToday Readers,
I’ve been an advocate and supporter of critical infrastructure protection since well before serving as Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For all of us, securing and enhancing the resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure assets is job one.
Since joining HSToday as a Visiting Editor, I have focused on issues related to resilience and critical infrastructure. I am thrilled to chair HSToday’s National Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Month (NCISRM) coverage. NCISRM began in earnest while I was at the Department with the simple objective of building awareness and appreciation of the importance of critical infrastructure and reaffirming the nationwide commitment to keep our critical infrastructure secure and resilient.
I know that for many of you – a “month” isn’t really necessary. You are on the front-lines protecting our critical infrastructure every day, 24/7. You also know that awareness, vigilance, evolution and innovation in our security posture and resiliency practices is needed now more than ever.
That is why I’m reaching out to you today.
I invite you to share your advice and expertise here at HSToday for our focus on critical infrastructure in November.
I hope you have noticed that since Government Technology & Services Coalition acquired HSToday, its editorial content has been enhanced by contributions from experts in our field. Former government officials, practitioners, subject matter experts with the experience and understanding of the complexities faced by the professionals protecting our homeland in the various disciplines across the vast enterprise – are engaged with us.
I encourage you to reach out
if you’d like to contribute a piece. We are looking for you to share your thoughts about the evolving threat landscape and/or a security solution that helped a company or agency save money, better secure assets or improve its resilience posture. We are looking for “lessons learned” from your experience – OR just your opinion about something going right, or wrong. We do not accept marketing pieces, but if you have an idea we are interested in hearing it. If you would preferred to be interviewed, we can make that happen as well.
Thank you for your service and your commitment to advancing the security and resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure – AND thank you for being a loyal reader of HSToday. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with ideas or suggestions.
Chair, HSToday National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month
Director, Toffler Associates
Former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security