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Critical Infrastructure Interconnectivity

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Explain interconnectivity of infrastructures (e.g., airlines and the power grid) with specific examples. Do interconnectivities increase the vulnerability of major infrastructures?

Should a CIP management model be centralized, decentralized, or a combination? Propose a relevant management practice model that supports your position.

Please provide references and at least 300+ word response.

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Explain interconnectivity of infrastructures (e.g., airlines and the power grid) with specific examples. Do interconnectivities increase the vulnerability of major infrastructures?

Specific sectors that are reliant upon interconnectivity more so than others include oil pipelines, air transportation systems, and railroads. These infrastructures are extremely vulnerable because the majority of these sectors' infrastructure are concentrated in a small number of facilities, which heightens the probability for massive destruction even when relatively small destructive incidents occur to the system. Whenever computer control systems are concentrated in a select ...

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The expert explains interconnectivity of infrastructures. Whether CIP management model should be centralized, decentralized or a combination is determined.

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