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critical infrastructure

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  System and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Critical Infrastructure

  System and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the U.S. that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  Essential services and related assets that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of the nation's economy, security, and health.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8183 under Critical Infrastructure (National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center)