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Our Mission

Our mission is to be a vendor-neutral resource to protect and promote the United States vital interests through a collaboration of public and private partnerships, education, and related resources.

The Critical Infrastructure Association of America, Inc. (CIAOA) is a 501(c)6 not for profit shining lights into the dark places of security.

Critical infrastructure describes the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety.  The nation’s critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society.

In order to succeed in our mission we need to:

  • Facilitate a secure technology member and provider marketplace.
  • Increase awareness and education across the ecosystem
  • Promote innovation at the edge of the network to prevent, detect, and mitigate automated, and targetted attacks.
  • Collaborate with technical communities domestically and globally.
Who do we serve?

Financial Services

Public Health

Electricity Generation Transmission and Distribution

Security Services


Agriculture, Food Production and Distribution

Water Supply


Oil Products Production, Transport and Distribution

Gas Production, Transport and Distribution

Transportation Systems