CRC Press, a division of Taylor & Francis, which is owned by Informa, one of the largest publishing and content groups in the world, has picked up the publishing rights to Securing the Nation’s Critical Infrastructures: A Guide for the 2021-2025 Administration. CRC Press publishes over 7,000 new books each year and maintains a backlist of around 145,000 titles, with specialties in Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM content.


The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) collaborated with cybersecurity, technology, and national security experts to develop an interdisciplinary publication that will help guide the 2021-2025 Presidential Administration in the prioritization of information security across the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, election security, and local and state government resiliency. Contributors represent public sector, critical infrastructure, technology, and academic communities.

This peer-reviewed compilation of perspective essays will be published as a print and an eBook and will help guide public and private sector critical infrastructure cybersecurity for the next four years. A copy of the guide will be shared with incoming administration officials, all members of congress, and key federal agency stakeholders.

The book will contain one chapter for each of the seventeen critical infrastructure sectors (including election security). Each chapter will be comprised of a foreword and 2-3 perspective essays.

  • The State of the Sector (challenges, threats, etc.)
  • Emerging Areas for Innovation
  • Recommendations for the (2021-2025) Cybersecurity Landscape

This guide was inspired by the call for a whole of nation response to cyber threats. Our hope is that the insights it contains will be used by our nation’s leaders to improve critical infrastructure resiliency and strengthen our national security.

– Parham Eftekhari, Founder & Chairman, ICIT and Executive Director, The Cybersecurity Collaborative

As a cybersecurity thought leader and think tank, I believe it is incumbent upon ICIT to leverage our Fellows and partnerships to publish this compilation of subject matter experts’ essays which share grass roots and executive level recommendations to the current administration. The evolutionary process of cybersecurity depends upon the hyperconvergence of Cyber Dependencies, People, Processes, and Technology. Rather than fearing or ignoring cyber-attacks, this document will help ensure the nations cyber resilience against compromise.

– Joyce Hunter, ICIT Executive Director


ICIT authors are an elite group of nationally recognized cybersecurity and national security leaders who keenly understand the power of meaningful engagement and recognize the importance of the ICIT mission. Authors including:

  • Glen S. Gerstell, Former General Counsel of the United States National Security Agency
  • Suzette Kent, Former Federal CIO
  • Jeh Johnson, Former DHS Secretary
  • Michael Chertoff, Former DHS Secretary
  • Matthew Travis, Former Deputy Director, CISA
  • Jerry Davis, ICIT Fellow & Founder, GryphonX & Former CIO NASA Ames Research Center
  • Dave Summitt, ICIT Fellow & Former CISO, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Laura Whitt-Winyard, ICIT Fellow & Global CISO, DLL Group
  • Ernie Magnotti, ICIT Fellow & CISO, Leonardo DRS
  • Itzik Kotler, ICIT Fellow & Co-Founder & CISO, SafeBreach
  • Timothy Bengson, VP & Global CISO Kellogg Company
  • Dr. Darren Death, ICIT Fellow & Vice President of Information Security, CISO at ASRC Federal
  • Krishnan Chellakarai, CISO, Gilead
  • Joey Johnson, CISO, Premise Health
  • Pete Slade, ICIT Fellow & CTO, ThreatWarrior
  • John Fanguy, ICIT Fellow & CTO Micro Focus Government Solutions
  • Travis Rosiek, ICIT Fellow & Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, BluVector
  • Don Maclean, ICIT Fellow & Chief Cybersecurity Technologist, DLT
  • Glen Gulyas, CEO & Founder, Onclave Networks
  • Hitesh Sheth, CEO, Vectra AI
  • Bill Nelson, CEO, Global Resilience Federation
  • Dr. Barry West, ICIT Fellow & Founder & CEO West Wing Advisory Services, LLC
  • Marcela Denniston, President & Co-Founder, Digital Lantern Commercial Solutions
  • Tyler Healy, VP, Security, DigitalOcean
  • Tim Callahan, Senior Vice President Global Security & CISO, Aflac
  • Don Davidson, ICIT Fellow & Director Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM), Synopsys & former Deputy Director Cybersecurity Risk Mgt & Chief Lifecycle Integration / SCRM, DoD CIO
  • Dr. Ron Martin, Professor, Capitol Technology University
  • Stan Mierzwa, Director, Center for Cybersecurity, Kean University
  • Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz, Professor of International Relations & Comparative Politics, Georgia Southern University & Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
  • Edward Liebig, CISO, Delviom LLC & Adjunct Professor, Webster University
  • Dr. Nikki Robinson, Security Architect, IBM & Adjunct Faculty, Capitol Technology University
  • Dr. Ian McAndrew, Dean of Doctoral Programs, Capitol Tech University
  • Chris Grove, Product Evangelist, Nozomi Networks
  • Don Heckman, Defense Cyber Solutions Leader, Guidehouse
  • Rusty Sides, Application Security Evangelist &Sales Engineer Manager – US Public Sector, Checkmarx.
  • Daniel Ehrenreich, Consultant, Keynote Speaker & Lecturer, Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) – SCADA Security


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