BRIC provides an opportunity to ensure the resilience of IT systems for cybersecurity while protecting critical physical infrastructure. Electronic data is essential – as essential as the power or water needed to keep the facility running. Resilience applies to continued access to this data Damaged physical systems and cyber data must be recovered quickly and efficiently to ensure minimal disruption.

An eligible cybersecurity activity must serve as a functional component of an eligible mitigation activity and otherwise meet all applicable programmatic requirements FEMA may fund hazard mitigation projects that include certain cybersecurity activities if the project will improve a community’s resilience to natural hazards or ensure the continued operation of critical infrastructure. Eligible cybersecurity activities generally fall into one of three major categories: buildings, systems, or plans.

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