Critical infrastructure assessment

The Critical Infrastructure (CI) Assessment Tool is a resource to assist local authorities with the analysis of CI in the context of hazard scenarios. The primary purpose of the assessment tool and associated process is:

  • Focus on CI analysis at the local authority level
  • Require minimal technical expertise
  • Provide an avenue to discuss services and assets that are critical to residents during an emergency
  • External goods and services they rely on in order to make those assets available

The process is intended to to facilitate discussion that will:

  • Enhance overall awareness of CI dependencies among key actors
  • Identify and analyze vulnerable goods, services, and critical local assets
  • Identify ways to increase robustness and decrease redundancies
  • Develop and implement recommendations related to prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Resources

This suite of resources assists the participants (the individuals invited to participate in the CI assessment process) and the champion (the individual selected to lead the CI assessment process) throughout the process.

Participant's Resources
Title Purpose
Participant’s Guide (PDF) Overview of the CI Assessment Tool and process 
CI Assessment Tool (XLSX) Required to conduct the CI assessment
CI Assessment Tool – Consolidated Example (PDF) Provides an example of a completed CI Assessment Tool worksheet
Champion's Resources
Title Purpose
Getting Started Guide (PDF) Guidance for managing the overall CI assessment process
CI Assessment Tool (XLSX) Required to conduct the CI assessment
Hazard Scenario Development Instructions (PDF) Guidance for developing an appropriate hazard scenario
Workshop Facilitation Aids
CI Assessment Kick-Off Meeting (PPTX) PowerPoint presentation created to help guide the kick-off meeting
CI Assessment Follow-Up Meeting (PPTX) PowerPoint presentation created to help guide the follow-up meeting
Training Video 1 – Basic Concepts (MP4, 8:56) An introduction to CI and the CI assessment process
Training Video 2 – Process Overview (MP4, 19:40) An overview of the CI assessment process and how to use the tool
Training Video 3 – Next Steps (MP4, 8:58) Describes how the CI assessment data will be used
Transcript – Training Video 1 – Basic Concepts (PDF) Transcript of the training video
Transcript – Training Video 2 – Process Overview (PDF) Transcript of the training video
Transcript – Training Video 3 – Process Overview (PDF) Transcript of the training video
Posters (PDF) Optional visual aid for the workshops
Templates and Examples
CI Assessment Tool – Consolidated Example (PDF) Provides an example of a completed CI Assessment Tool worksheet
CI Assessment Summary Report (DOCX) Template summary report
CI Assessment Summary Report – Example (PDF) Example of a CI assessment summary report
CI Assessment Recommendations (DOCX) Template recommendations
CI Assessment Recommendations – Example (PDF) Example of CI assessment recommendations
Kick-Off Meeting Invitation (DOCX) Template email
Homework Email (DOCX) Template email
Follow-Up Meeting Invitation (DOCX) Template email