Critical infrastructure is highly regulated and requires significant compliance due to nature of their sensitivity. Governments are reliant upon stability to such assets as an incident can have far reaching catastrophic economic, political and social repercussions. Availability and accessibility to energy and communications as examples are crucial. Acts of terrorism or a mishap could take years to restore, if at all.
Managing such initiatives demands technically advanced solutions as securing plants and facilities can be overwhelming due to their scope, size and concerns. Often perimeters offer challenges having ports and expansive land masses to defend. By the time issues of vulnerability are identified quite often it’s too late in the game to mitigate. Protection of assets and individual safety are not always “threat” related but may be an event of human error.