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The section contains downloadable resources such as TG deliverables, conference presentations and ERNCIP Office documents. The list is presents the most recent uploaded documents first.


IACS Cybersecurity Certification Framework


JRC111611_The IACS Cybersecurity Certification Framework

Wed, 2018-07-11


The principal goal of this report is to present the experiments of the industrial automation and control systems (IACS) component Cybersecurity Certification Framework (ICCF) performed in 2017 by the national exercise teams (NETs) of several Member States, namely France, Poland and Spain. Based on real-life cases of use and simulations of ICCF activities, this report documents the current practices of these countries and NET members’ views in relation to IACS products’ cybersecurity certification. These studies have led to a series of findings that will be useful for the future of the ICCF in the context of the European Cybersecurity Certification Framework. In conclusion, a plan of action is proposed for the 2018-2019 period.




ERNCIP Handbook 2018 edition

Thu, 2018-05-31


The ERNCIP network has been established to improve the protection of critical infrastructures in the EU. The European Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection (ERNCIP) therefore works in close cooperation with all types of CIP stakeholders, focusing particularly on the technical protective security solutions. This handbook aims to assist the dissemination of the activities and results of ERNCIP.
The report summarises the achievements of all the ERNCIP Thematic Groups, providing a convenient way to access information on any specific theme of interest covered by ERNCIP. The report also describes current thematic group activities, to allow subject-matter experts and critical infrastructure operators to identify ongoing areas of research they might be interested in assisting.

Detection of Explosives & Weapons at Secure Locations


ERNCIP Detection of Explosives and Weapons in Secure Locations (DEWSL) Final Report Phase 1

Thu, 2018-04-12


Explosives and weapons attacks are an increasingly common threat to the security of the citizen and society within the EU, as in other parts of the World. This report addresses the need of facility operators and security managers who need to mitigate the threat of explosives and weapons attacks at the facilities for which they are responsible. In particular, it covers secure locations, which have a clear perimeter at which security screening for explosives and weapons threats can take place. These include critical infrastructure sites, secure government and commercial buildings, sports and entertainment venues, major political and cultural event venues.


For further details, please contact the ERNCIP Office.​


Resistance of Structures to Explosion Effects



After-action Analysis of the Magic Maggiore Workshop on Expert Support and Reachback

Fri, 2017-12-22


The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) organised a two and a half-day workshop on expert support and reachback entitled Magic Maggiore at the JRC Ispra, Italy in 28-30 March 2017.
Through a series of presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and a demonstration exercise, Magic Maggiore helped raise awareness and build commitment towards technical reachback. Furthermore, the workshop presented best practices to address key challenges, and identified areas for future work in this field. The workshop included a real-time detection and reachback exercise of a hypothetical nuclear security incident, put on between the JRC (Ispra) and France (Paris). The demonstration focused on core components of alarm adjudication and information exchange between front-line officers, a national reachback centre, and an advanced centralised reachback centre located in Paris.
A list of concrete post-workshop activities has been generated. The purpose of the list is to pave the way for the identification of the next steps towards development of European capabilities for nuclear security and in more general, for CBRNE security.
Reachback is necessary for alarm adjudication to provide timely information for a balanced response. Information sharing between competent authorities is of vital importance for nuclear security. Due to the variety of responsibilities, Technical, Scientific and Operational support needs to be defined. The Member States should consider developing joint protocols on data structures and data handling to ease the information flow and so the response time.

ERNCIP-IMPROVER Joint Operators Workshop 2017