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your paper for you to redo, a reduction in points, or both. I strongly
recommend that you simply download it and then upload it under a
different name, such as your last name, course number, and assignment
You are working at a government agency and your section recently
received a new intern, River, to learn about critical infrastructures.
River will be with your section for at least six months, perhaps
permanently. The section chief tasked you to write a short paper on
three of the critical infrastructures for River this week and discuss
them in terms of physical attacks, cyber events, and natural disasters.
already talked to River about three of them through some casual
discussions and you need to cover three of the remaining ones. Determine
the ones from your first three discussions that you did not
discuss yet. Determine which one of them you will use to discuss a
physical attack, which one for a cyber event, and the remaining one for a
decide that you need to write something that will catch River’s
attention and provide the information in an interesting way. You
determined to use the following outline for each of the three sections
(plus the overarching requirements):
Description of a Hypothetical Threat (physical, cyber, or natural disaster)
Brief background on the Critical Infrastructure as it relates to National Security
Elaborate on the known Risks/Threats/Hazards/Vulnerabilities from the Hypothetical Threat
how damage from the Hypothetical Threat could impact the
Dependencies/Interdependencies between critical infrastructure sectors
Existing Resiliency related to Continuity of Operations
Consider how to Minimize Disruption that improves First Responder Safety.
paper must be at least 6 pages – 2 pages per critical infrastructure
discussed (the Title, Abstract, and Reference pages do not count towards
the minimum limit).
Scholarly and/or credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least two sources per page of content.
Type in Times New Roman, 12 point, and double-spaced.
follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style
used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic-type sources.
It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals,
articles, archived documents, etc.
All submissions will be graded using the assignment rubric.