Giorgos Giannopoulos from the EU Joint Research Centre of Ispra in Italy is visiting Lund
Critical Infrastructure Protection in JRC: Risk Assessment, Interdependencies and Situational awareness
By Dr. Georgios Giannopoulos
DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC)
Security Technology Assessment Unit (G05)
The European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection is a comprehensive programme that aims to improve the protection of infrastructures of European dimension. Originally established in 2006 with the EPCIP Directive entering into force in December 2008, this programme has been substantially revised in 2013. A Commission staff working document published in November 2013 sets the framework for the years to come, focusing on a pragmatic approach around three pillars namely prevention, preparedness and response.
JRC and more specifically the Security Technology Assessment Unit (STA Unit), works closely with the Commission services to provide support for policy making in the domain of critical infrastructures. In the framework of the revised EPCIP, JRC works in a number of topics in order to help building the knowledge and the capacities for improving the protection of critical infrastructures. Main topics of research are interdependencies of critical infrastructures, development of risk and resilience assessment tools as well as cybersecurity.
During this seminar Dr. Giannopoulos from STA Unit/JRC will provide a comprehensive overview of the tools and methodologies that have been developed or are under development in JRC in order to improve the security of critical infrastructures against all hazards. Risk Assessment methodologies, interdependencies assessment tools, tools to assess the economic impact of critical infrastructure disruption and information sharing tools for the improvement of the situational awareness of energy operators will be thoroughly presented.