InfraGard Rochester Chapter

The Sectors

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitate or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience spells out the policy for how the federal government builds trusted partnerships and “advances a national unity of effort to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure.”

Each of these 16 critical infrastructure sectors has a designated Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) as identified in PPD-21: