Protection of Infrastructure
It is usual for a site, whether designed Critical National Infrastructure or not, to have its own infrastructure that is either important to the functioning of the site or may pose a hazard to life or other assets should it be subjected to an attack. Protective security for such infrastructure is therefore important.
- Examples of such infrastructure include (the list is not exhaustive):
- Pressurised fuel supply and storage systems
- Electrical supply systems
- Communication systems
Such infrastructure may be located external to a site and may be buried or on the surface. The physical security measures to be considered may be different in each case.
It is recommended that:
- Important infrastructure is identified and the risks assessed
- Redundant and resilient systems are installed
- Important or hazardous infrastructure is routed away from locations where attacks are most likely and where the infrastructure may suffer from collateral damage, e.g. near a site entry point. Where such routing cannot be avoided ensure the risks are understood and consider applying additional protection to the infrastructure
- Consideration is given to additional security around those assets that are particularly important and where the consequence of loss would be high.