Infrastructure (glossary)

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The assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, whose incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof. -- adapted from Department of Homeland Security (DHS 2010, 46)


DHS. 2010. Department of Homeland Security Risk Lexicon, 2010 edition. Accessed on 11 September 2012. Available at


This term is discussed in a resilience context. That is also the context in which the DHS Risk Lexicon was written.

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