Critical infrastructure are foundational services that are important to the security and economy of a nation. This is typically regarded as a priority for development, maintenance, security, information security and resilience. The following are common examples of critical infrastructure.
TransportationTransportation infrastructure such as airports, bridges, tunnels, railroads and stations.
EnergyEnergy infrastructure such as dams, power plants and grids.
HealthHealthcare facilities such as hospitals.
WaterWater including systems for water supply and treatment.
GovernmentThe structures and systems that are required to operate essential government services including emergency services.
FoodFood such as elements of the commercial sector that produce and distribute food.
CommunicationsCommunications such as an internet backbone.
Information TechnologyInformation technology such as data centers.
SafetySafety systems such as flood prevention infrastructure, earthquake warning systems and tsunami shelters.
FinanceFinancial systems such as markets, payments and banking services.
IndustryIndustries that handle hazardous materials and chemicals may be deemed critical infrastructure for the purposes of security.
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