Catherine L. Feinman
March 28, 2018
A passenger train derails in an urban community. Whether caused by intentional or unintentional
factors, this incident would have consequences that go well beyond the rail company and the passengers
traveling in these fated rail cars. Surrounding companies and communities would be affected, hazardous
materials may be a threat, critical infrastructure beyond transportation could be impacted, cyber and
physical security could be at risk, and so on. Mitigating these risks, threats, and vulnerabilities
requires education, tools, and a desire to play a key role in disaster preparedness and response.