The Regional Resilience Assessment Program
The Regional Resilience Assessment Program (RRAP) is a comprehensive risk assessment program for owners and operators of Canadian Critical Infrastructure (CI). This program features site assessments to help organizations measure and improve their resilience to all hazards in Canada, such as cyber threats, accidental or intentional man-made events, and natural catastrophes. These site assessments are voluntary, non-regulatory, free-of-charge and confidential.
How it works
To enhance critical infrastructure resilience, the RRAP uses three main tools:
- Critical Infrastructure Resilience Tool (CIRT): an on-site, survey based tool that measures the resilience and protective measures of a facility;
- Critical Infrastructure Multimedia Tool (CIMT): a multiplatform software tool that generates an interactive visual guide of a critical infrastructure facility, featuring spherical photography;
- Canadian Cyber Resilience Review (CCRR): an on-site, survey-based tool that measures the cyber security posture of an organization.
The program may include workshops, meetings, geospatial products and subject matter expert interviews.
How it helps your organization
The results from the RRAP’s assessments are intended to help owners and operators to identify dependencies and vulnerabilities within their organization. The site assessments also identify a series of optional cost effective measures to help owners and operators mitigate risks and improve their ability to respond to and recover from disruptions.
Specifically, the RRAP provides:
- Better risk management – Increases an organization’s understanding of its vulnerabilities, based on the use of trusted assessment tools.
- Strengthened government relationships – Enhances relationships with multiple government departments, including first responders.
- Improved cyber security awareness – Better understand how well an organization is prepared for cyber-attacks and other cyber threats.
Other key considerations for critical infrastructure owners and operators:
- Minimal investment of time and resources – RRAP service is quick and is offered at no cost.
- Security – Public Safety Canada will protect the confidentiality of documents and information provided in confidence by owners and operators of critical infrastructure to the Department (https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/nfrmtn-shrng/index-en.aspx).
For more information or to request an assessment
To request more information or an assessment of your facility, please contact us at RRAP_PERR@ps-sp.gc.ca.
The complete assessment, using all three tools, typically takes three days. However, organizations may choose to use one or more of the assessment tools. Post-assessment check-ups are conducted at predetermined intervals with the organization up to 24 months after the assessment.
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