Critical Infrastructure Center (CIC)

Welcome to Capitol Tech's hub of Critical Infrastructure (CI) and CI education!

Capitol Technology University is the first university to educate students in degree areas combining operations training of critical infrastructure facilities; critical information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) which can be vulnerable to cyber attacks, especially when coupled; the industrial internet of things (IIOT); and the cybersecurity needed to protect these facilities.

Why has the U.S. government designated 16 sectors of critical infrastructure? Because these sectors need cybersecurity, and other forms of protection, so we can maintain our lives. From the most basic aspects of life—having clean air to breathe and water to drink—to the more complex— coordinating airplane traffic and securing nuclear reactors, life as we know it depends on these 16 critical infrastructure sectors.

“We often take it for granted that we can turn on the faucet and there’s clean water, or that we can flip on the light switch and there’s electricity. We often think of critical infrastructure as operating behind the scenes. But if a power plant gets attacked and goes down, then electricity stops. If a water treatment plant gets attacked, then you don’t have clean drinking water” ~ Dr. Bradford Sims, President of Capitol Technology University

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The global market for CI protection is expected to grow from its current $18.07 billion to $55.0 billion by 2030, growing at the rate of CAGR 11.7%

(Source: Cision)

Critical Infrastructure in Practice