What is CIP?

oil-pumpUS Department of Homeland Security has identified the following Critical Infrastructure Protection sectors:

+ Agriculture and Food.
+ Banking and Finance.
+ Chemical.
+ Commercial Facilities.
+ Communications.
+ Dams.
+ Emergency Services.
+ Energy.
+ Government Facilities.
+ National Monuments and Icons.
+ Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste.
+ Postal and Shipping.
+ Public Health and Healthcare.
+ Transportation Systems.
+ Water.