Globalization and Future Critical Infrastructure Protection
Disaster relief funds to foreign lands is something that the United States, as a member of the United Nations, is responsible for providing to relieve those affected by globalized disasters. Often times, these funds, along with those from other countries, are used to repair infrastructure that is critical to the country in distress. There are even funds established to cover insurance companies and protect them from bankruptcy in the event of a terrorist attack. For this discussion, read, “The Katrina Case and Foreign Assistance” in Sylves (2015), Chapter 8xt and address the first element and read, “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” in Sylves (2015), Chapter 10 and address the second element: Analyze the recognition of real and perceived threats and the management of risk that occurs when a globalized terrorist attack or natural disaster occurs in the United States. Evaluate the ethical and legal issues of risk assessment and management that may be a factor in the future of CIP should another large scale terrorist attack take place on U.S. soil. Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Discuss future risks displayed by terrorists today. Determine critical infrastructure targets that would have the longest impact on United States if attacked. Compare and contrast the ethical issues that may be a factor in the future of critical infrastructure protection as determined by you and your peers. Describe any significant differences in the ethical issues identified and assess how to rectify these issues.