Critical Infrastructure Sector

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USA

Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience[1] identifies 16 critical infrastructure sectors and their respective Sector-Specific Agency (SSA):

  1. Chemical Sector: The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Chemical Sector.
  2. Commercial Facilities Sector: The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Commercial Facilities Sector.
  3. Communications Sector
  4. Communications Sector
  5. The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Communications Sector.
  6. Critical Manufacturing Sector
  7. Critical Manufacturing Sector
  8. The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Critical Manufacturing Sector.
  9. Dams Sector
  10. Dams Sector
  11. The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Dams Sector. The Dams Sector comprises dam projects, navigation locks, levees, hurricane barriers, mine tailings impoundments, and other similar water retention and/or control facilities. Dams are vital to the nation's infrastructure and provide a wide range of economic, environmental, and social benefits, including hydroelectric power, river navigation, water supply, flood control, and recreation.
  12. Defense Industrial Base Sector
  13. Defense Industrial Base Sector
  14. The Department of Defense is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Defense Industrial Base Sector.
  15. Emergency Services Sector
  16. Emergency Services Sector
  17. The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Emergency Services Sector.
  18. Energy Sector
  19. Energy Sector
  20. The Department of Energy is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Energy Sector.
  21. Financial Services Sector
  22. Financial Services Sector
  23. The Department of Treasury is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Financial Services Sector.
  24. Food and Agriculture Sector
  25. Food and Agriculture Sector
  26. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Food and Agriculture Sector.
  27. Government Facilities Sector
  28. Government Facilities Sector
  29. The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Government Facilities Sector.
  30. Healthcare and Public Health Sector
  31. Healthcare and Public Health Sector
  32. The Department of Health and Human Services is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Healthcare and Public Health Sector.
  33. Information Technology Sector
  34. Information Technology Sector
  35. The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Information Technology Sector.
  36. Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
  37. Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
  38. The Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector.
  39. Transportation Systems Sector
  40. Transportation Systems Sector
  41. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector.
  42. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector
  43. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector
  44. The Environmental Protection Agency is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector.

Germany

In Germany, the following sectors (and industries) are assigned to critical infrastructures [2]:

  • Transport and traffic (aviation, maritime shipping, inland waterway transport, rail traffic, road traffic, logistics)
  • Energy (electricity, mineral oil, gas)
  • Information technology and telecommunication (telecommunication, information technology)
  • Finance and insurance sector (banks/financial institutes, insurance companies, financial service providers, stock exchanges)
  • State and administration (government and administration, parliament, judicial institutions, emergency and rescue services including disaster control)
  • Food (food industry, food trade)
  • Water (public water supply, public wastewater disposal)
  • Health (medical care, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, laboratories)
  • Media and culture (broadcasting (television and radio), printed and electronic press, cultural assets, highly symbolic buildings)


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