The Critical Infrastructure Program for Modelling and Analysis (CIPMA) is a unique capability of the Australian Government focussed on strengthening critical infrastructure resilience and improving national security.

CIPMA sits within the Department of Home Affairs, supporting the work of the Critical Infrastructure Centre and the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) for Critical Infrastructure Resilience.

TISN is a forum for owners and operators of critical infrastructure and governments to share information.

CIPMA at work

CIPMA uses a vast array of data and information to model and simulate the behaviour of critical infrastructure systems and how they interrelate.

CIPMA supports the Centre, other government and business decision makers to take a strategic approach to strengthening critical infrastructure resilience. The program’s main objectives are to enhance the understanding of:

  • key interdependencies between critical infrastructure sectors
  • relationships of critical infrastructure networks and ownership structures of critical infrastructure assets
  • vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure systems and networks, and
  • the physical, social and economic impacts of infrastructure failures.

CIPMA’s analysis underpins the Centre’s work in policy and risk assessments. Their models provide an in-depth understanding of ownership, interdependencies, vulnerabilities of and disruptions to supply chains.

Governments and critical infrastructure owners and operators can use CIPMA's modelling and analysis to help prevent, prepare for, respond to, or recover from, a natural or human-caused disruption to critical infrastructure. It draws on all its partners to achieve this, including other owners and operators of critical infrastructure, state and territory governments, and Australian Government agencies.