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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.

RN Threats to CI

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Summary of the Activities of the RN Thematic Group in 2016

Wed, 2017-02-08

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A summary of the activities of the RN Thematic Group of ERNCIP in 2016 is reported. The Group organized its work in three sub-topics: awareness raising on a new standard on list-mode data acquisition, robotics in RN field and reachback (expert support to field teams). The work of the Group is based on the Work Programme 2016 developed at the end of March 2016.

Video Surveillance for Security of Critical Infrastructure

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Video surveillance standardisation activities, process and roadmap

Wed, 2017-02-08

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This report has been generated by the ERNCIP Thematic Group on Video Surveillance for Security of Critical Infrastructure (TG-VS). It is widely recognised that standards play a major role as fundamental building blocks in product development, to ensure uniform quality in provision of services, and wider still in enabling the European Union (EU) security industry to be more competitive globally. However, there exist very few standards in the security domain and, in particular, in video surveillance systems.
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of standards in video surveillance, including the need for standards, an overview of existing relevant standardisation efforts including gaps, and a roadmap for future standards development.

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Access to data sets

Thu, 2016-12-15

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The main objective of this report is to analyse existing data sets for video analytics (VA) and to determine how best to enable collection/common access to data sets in the EU for testing/evaluation of video surveillance software.

This report presents a critical analysis of video analytic data sets with specific attention to the protection of critical infrastructures. The introductory part of the report describes the importance of VA and the growth of the related market. In this scenario the importance of the usage of a common data set is highlighted. The main reason of the fundamental importance of data sets in video analysis is the intrinsic complexity of VArelated techniques: a common set of video sequences is seen as a powerful boost in the design, development and testing of VA algorithms.

 

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Surveillance and video analytics: work accomplished from 2012 to 2016

Tue, 2016-11-08

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In 2012 it was decided to create a Thematic Group for Video Analytics and surveillance within the ERNCIP framework. This group would fall under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre and would endeavour to form the basis of European Standards for video analytics within the security sector. Membership of this group includes government, academia, and industry but did not preclude any other expert or person with knowledge or expertise in this field who may add value to the Thematic Group. The initial group was formed with representatives from 8 European countries: France, The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden. The representatives from the above countries agreed to give their time and effort gratis with the intention of putting structure behind a technological area that impacts directly on the critical infrastructure of all countries in the European Union, with a view to maintain a standard approach to evaluation and to enhance opportunities for European suppliers. This short report outlines the work undertaken by the Thematic Group up to August 2016.

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Video analytics adoption: Key considerations for the end-user

Thu, 2016-08-04

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This report outlines the basics of the technology, how it is used and its advantages. It aims to draw end-users attention to the key factors which must be taken into account when considering its adoption. It is aimed at managers, security personnel, law enforcement officers and other end-users whose knowledge of video analytics is limited. This report should help the end-user engage initially with potential providers of video analytics.

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Applied Biometrics for the security of Critical Infrastructure

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Summary of Applied Biometrics TG Activities: October 2015 to August 2016

Tue, 2016-11-08

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This report has been generated by the ERNCIP Thematic Group: applied biometrics for security of critical infrastructures.
Biometrics allows for the automated identification of individuals based on their biological and behavioural characteristics and provides the promise of the unique identification or classification of individuals interacting with critical infrastructures. The Thematic Group was established to provide a forum for experts to drive the direction of standards development and generate advice to aid critical infrastructure stakeholders to understand and use biometrics successfully.
This report outlines the work of the Thematic Group between October 2015 and August 2016.

Detection of Indoor Airborne Chemical-Biological Agents

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Definition of relevant scenarios of indoor airborne threats (chemical and biological) in critical infrastructure For further details please contact us.

Tue, 2016-07-05

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Chemical and biological terrorist attacks in indoor spaces pose specific challenges for prevention and preparedness, two attributes of the highest importance especially when critical infrastructures are involved. This is the report of the first task of the Thematic Group (Detection of Indoor Airborne Chemical and Biological Agents) on indoor CB risks to critical infrastructures. In this task we identified the types of infrastructures that seem to be the most vulnerable to indoor-type attacks with chemical or biological agents, we reviewed previous experiences (both in terms of case studies and in terms of past research projects) and identified the most pertinent CB agents. Once these were determined, generic (representative) scenarios of indoor airborne contamination have been listed in order to launch the following step of the project.

So far we have completed the first phase of scenario identification and selection. Preliminary analyses of the scenarios has taken place already. The next step includes the detailed analysis of the selected scenarios in order to reckon the damage potential and health risk potency of the agents involved. Our preliminary conclusion is that a lot can be gained by re-analysis of prior experiences and fictitious scenarios involving CB agent attacks. Nonetheless, it became clear through our analytical process that proper examination of scenarios involving release of CB agents in the interior of critical infrastructures requires a re-adaptation of existing modelling tools and re-analysis of incidents that occurred in the past. This relates to the specific features of indoor spaces and the extremely high population exposure potential of indoor spaces given the current organisation of society.

For further details, please contact the ERNCIP Office.​

Chemical and Biological (CB) Risks to Drinking Water

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Overview of standards/guidelines and current practices for vulnerability assessment of drinking water security in the European Union

Mon, 2016-06-20

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The assets associated with the production and supply of drinking water are regarded as critical infrastructure (CI) that must be protected against a wide range of incidents that could compromise its integrity. Of concern are those incidents that occur infrequently and often with little or no prior warning and have the potential to cause major contamination or disrupt the supply of drinking water.
Member States have included the security of water supply in their national security plans and have conducted vulnerability assets. Organisational responsibility rests with different government departments depending on the country. Several countries reported conducting research at the national level aimed at safeguarding water supply.
Several organisations within the European Commission have implemented action at EU level and Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) have several working groups concerned with security and water supplies in particular. In addition, a considerable number of research projects have been funded by the Commission.
The assessment is of a very fragmented structure for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) with the European Union. There appears to be overlapping in responsibility for drinking water security between different organisations, which to a certain extent would be expected because of the wide variety of threats that could potentially compromise the integrity of a water supply system.
This review has not yet covered all Member States, but it is intended to act as an active document that will be periodically revised to take account of new developments. The information will be used to support the ongoing work of the Thematic Group for Chemical and Biological Risks to Drinking Water with the development of its programme of work aimed at managing chemical and microbiological risks.