LEI and VMU host 52nd ESReDA Seminar On Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the Security of Citizens and Services Supply Continuity
30th May 2017 - 31st May 2017
Critical Infrastructures Preparedness and Resilience (CIP&R) is a major societal security issue in modern society. Critical Infrastructures (CIs) provide vital services to modern societies. Some CIs’ disruptions may endanger the security of the citizen, the safety of the strategic assets and even the governance continuity.
The critical role that CIs play in the security of modern societies is a direct effect of the ever-increasing spread out of the information technology (IT) in every smallest task in man’s daily-life. The continuous progress in the IT fields pushes modern systems and infrastructures to be more and more: intelligent, distributed and proactive. That increases the productivity, the prosperity and the living standards of the modern societies. But, it increases the complexity of the systems and the infrastructures, as well. The more complex a system is, the more vulnerable it will be and the more numerous the threats that can impact on its operability. The loss of operability of critical infrastructures may result in major crises in modern societies.
To counterbalance the increasing vulnerability of the systems, engineers, designers and operators should enhance the system preparedness and resilience facing different threats. Much interest is currently paid to the Modelling, Simulation & Analysis (SM&A) of the CI in order to enhance the CIs’ preparedness & resilience.
The European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) as one of the most active EU networks in the field has initiated a project group (CI‐PR/MS&A‐Data) on the “Critical Infrastructure/Modelling, Simulation and Analysis – Data”. The main focus of the project group is to report on the state of progress in MS&A of the CIs preparedness & resilience with a specific focus on the corresponding data availability and relevance.
In order to report on the most recent developments in the field of the CIs preparedness & resilience MS&A and the availability of the relevant data, ESReDA will hold its 52nd Seminar on the following thematic: “Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the security of citizens and services supply continuity”.
- Threats identifications & specifications
- CIs disruptions MS&A
- CI’s vulnerability MS&A
- CIs’ dependencies and interdependency MS&A
- Data and Databases
- Emergency and crises management models & tools
- IT inferences on CIs preparedness & resilience
- Standards & Ontology in the domain of CI protection (CIP)
Time and place
The seminar will take place on the 31th-31st of May, 2017 at Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas / Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) S. Daukanto g. 28 (Small Hall, 2nd floor).
A registration form and the practical information package will be made available on the ESReDA website.
For more information on the conference, venue, programme and up-to-date information visit esreda.org