[10 Answers] FEMA IS-860c: The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, An Introduction

Here are the answers to FEMA IS-860c: The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, An Introduction

Overview: FEMA IS-860.c was published on 7/21/2015 to ensure that the security and resilience of critical infrastructure of the United States is essential to the Nation’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life.

The purpose of FEMA IS-860c is to present an overview of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The NIPP provides the unifying structure for the integration of existing and future critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts into a single national program.

Primary audience: The course is intended for DHS and other Federal staff responsible for implementing the NIPP, and Tribal, State, local and private sector emergency management professionals.

FEMA IS-860.c test answers

Question 1. The sector and cross-sector partnership model is intended to promote consistency of process to collaboration between disparate parts of the critical infrastructure community, while allowing for the use of other viable partnership structures and planning processes.
A. TRUE✅
B. FALSE

Question 2. Under which category in the NIPP Call to action does the following activity fall: Analyze Infrastructure Dependencies, Interdependencies and Associated Cascading Effects
A. Build Upon Partnership Efforts
B. Focus on Outcomes
c. Innovate in Managing Risk✅

Question 3. Critical infrastructure partnerships are important because:
A. Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial government require fiscal and political support from the private sector in order to effect in national critical infrastructure security and resilience.✅
B. Public and Private sector partners; regional entities; non-profit organizations; and academia partners leverage a full spectrum of security and resilience capabilities, expertise, and experience across the critical infrastructure community.
C. Critical infrastructure owners and operators require efficient sharing of actionable and relevant information from government partners to enable effective risk-informed decision-making and build an economic advantage over competitors.
D. To achieve security and resilience, private sector partners must leverage the full spectrum of critical infrastructure capabilities.

Question 4. All of the following are strategic imperatives described by PPD-21 to drive the Federal approach to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience EXCEPT:
A. Enable effective information exchange by identifying baseline data and systems requirements for the Federal Government.
B. Coordinate with critical infrastructure owners and operators to improve cybersecurity information sharing and collaboratively develop and implement risk-based approaches to cybersecurity✅
C. Implement an integration and analysis function to inform planning and operations decisions regarding critical infrastructure
D. Refine and clarify functional relationships across the Federal Government to advance the national unity of effort to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience

Question 5. The NIPP Call to Action is meant to guide the collaborative efforts of the critical infrastructure community to advance security and resilience outcomes under three broad activity categories. All of the following activities are categorized under Build upon Partnerships Efforts EXCEPT:
A. Leverage incentives to advance security and resilience
B. Promote infrastructure, community, and regional recovery following incidents✅
C. Set national focus through jointly developed priorities
D. Determine collective actions through joint planning efforts
E. Empower local and regional partnerships to build capacity nationally

Question 6. PPD-21 recommends critical infrastructure owners and operators contribute to national critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts through a range of activities, including all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Perform critical infrastructure risk assessments; understand dependencies and interdependencies; and develop emergency response plans
B. Sponsor critical infrastructure security and resilience-related research and development, demonstration projects, and pilot programs✅
C. Develop and coordinate emergency response plans with appropriate Federal and SLTT government authorities
D. Establish continuity plans and programs that facilitate the performance of lifeline functions during an incident

Question 7. Reliance on information and communications technologies has ____ potential vulnerabilities to physical and cyber threats and potential consequences resulting from the compromise of underlying systems or networks.
A. reduced
B. divided
C. increased✅
D. no effect on

Question 8. Which of the following critical infrastructure partners offer an additional mechanism to engage with a pre-existing group of private sector leaders to obtain feedback on critical infrastructure policy and programs, and to make suggestions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of specific government programs? 
A. Federal and State Regulatory Agencies
B. State and Regionally Based Boards, Commissions, Authorities, Councils, and Other Entities
C. Academia and Research Centers
D. Advisory Councils✅

Question 9. State and territorial governments play an important partnership role in the critical infrastructure security and resilience community because they ____.
A. Are crucial coordination hubs, bringing together prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery authorities, capabilities, and resources among local jurisdictions, across sectors, and between regional entities.✅
B. Include a variety of public-private sector initiatives that cross-jurisdictional and/or sector boundaries and focus on prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery within a defined geographic area.
C. Have unique responsibilities, functions, or expertise in a particular critical infrastructure sector (such as GCC members) assist in identifying and assessing high-consequence critical infrastructure and collaborate with relevant partners to share security and resilience-related information within the sector, as appropriate.
D. Develop and implement security and resilience programs for the critical infrastructure under their control, while taking into consideration the public good as well.

Question 10. Other Federal departments and agencies play an important partnership role in the critical infrastructure security and resilience community because they ____.
A. Are crucial coordination hubs, bringing together prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery authorities, capabilities, and resources among local jurisdictions, across sectors, and between regional entities.
B. Include a variety of public-private sector initiatives that cross-jurisdictional and/or sector boundaries and focus on prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery within a defined geographic area.
C. Have unique responsibilities, functions, or expertise in a particular critical infrastructure sector (such as GCC members) assist in identifying and assessing high-consequence critical infrastructure and collaborate with relevant partners to share security and resilience-related information within the sector, as appropriate.✅
D. Develop and implement security and resilience programs for the critical infrastructure under their control, while taking into consideration the public good as well.