Mission & Values

Mission

To cultivate a cybersecurity renaissance that will improve the resiliency of our Nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors, defend our democratic institutions, and empower generations of cybersecurity leaders.


 

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The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) is the nation’s leading cybersecurity think tank providing objective nonpartisan research, advisory, and education to legislative, commercial, and public-sector cybersecurity stakeholders.
ICIT understands that only through generative and focused collaboration will cybersecurity and national security communities make the quantum leaps necessary to defend against today’s hyper-evolving adversaries. Responding to this need, we facilitate a powerful platform of programs, knowledge sharing, cutting-edge research, and publications that support the exchange of ideas and provide a forum for cybersecurity leaders to engage in the meaningful discourse needed to effectively support and protect our Nation’s critical infrastructures.
ICIT programs and initiatives support cybersecurity leaders and practitioners in all 16 critical infrastructure sectors defined by the Department of Homeland Security and can be leveraged by other community members impacted by digital adversaries including small and medium business owners, academia, and other industries impacted by digital threats.

 

 

ICIT Statement of Values

Dear Colleagues,

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) has made accountability, transparency, and integrity the bedrock of its value system. As a nonprofit nongovernmental organization, our mission is to cultivate a cybersecurity renaissance that will protect the resiliency of our Nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors, defend our democratic institutions, and empower generations of cybersecurity leaders. To realize this mission, ICIT and its Fellows provide objective analytical research made publically available to policymakers, government leaders, and critical infrastructure stakeholders around the world.

ICIT and its Fellows or other content contributors does not take any political positions, engage in political activities, lobby lawmakers or government officials, or advocate for or against political issues or on behalf of for-profit entities. We provide bipartisan, vendor agnostic technology recommendations on today’s most pressing critical infrastructure challenges. At no time does ICIT’s efforts represent the interests of a single Fellow or a group of Fellows. The goal of every initiative is always grounded in providing objective, nonpartisan research, education, and advisory to cybersecurity community stakeholders. In the spirit of honesty and transparency and to promote the sharing of knowledge with the community, all briefs are initially made available at no cost to the public via the ICIT website

ICIT’s reputation as a worldwide leader of cutting-edge research comes not only from the quality of its insights but the standards and integrity of its written work. We have a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism and all publications accurately attribute content from its source.

As a modern think tank, the Institute is a firm believer of equality in the workplace and supports diversity of all kinds among its staff and Fellows. ICIT does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any form.

ICIT understands the pivotal role educators play in providing trusted research to policymakers as part of their decision-making process. We are honored to be a conduit between honest experts and those agency, legislative, and critical infrastructure leaders in need of knowledge. By adhering to these values, our Fellows, researchers, and government partners can be absolute in their confidence that together, they are strengthening the critical infrastructure sectors of this great Nation and ensuring the availability of critical services for civilians, civil servants, and members of our military.

Sincerely,

Parham Eftekhari Sign

 

 

Parham Eftekhari
Executive Director
ICIT