1st ERNCIP Operators Workshop 2013 - September 12nd and 13th

2013-09-12 09:00 to 2013-09-13 17:15
Operators Workshop


ERNCIP provides a framework for CIP-related experimental facilities and laboratories to share knowledge and expertise, and to harmonise test protocols throughout Europe, aiming at improved protection of critical infrastructure (CI) in the EU against all types of threats and hazards.

Preparing for the next operational phase of the project, the ERNCIP Office intends to put emphasis on exploiting the knowledge gained by intensifying the collaboration within the CI operators community. The structured involvement of CI operators in ERNCIP is expected to strengthen the pool of scientific and technological expertise, developing both 'push' and 'pull', and will enhance the mechanism for assessing ERNCIP's working methodology and results.

The full length presentation slides are available from the download area.

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Session 1: Risk Assessment, Protection and Resilience Implications for Testing

Luigi Rebuffi, EOS (moderator)

There is an ongoing discussion about what should be tested when testing security solutions - components or systems, or both, and how. Should we move from laboratory tests towards more testing in real operational environments, and if so, how? How should one take into account the human factors, or the interoperability of different systems and components? What about the debate on more emphasis to be put on resilience instead of increasing protective measures? What would it imply for CI operators? How can the resiliency of a CI be tested? This section deals, inter alia, with these issues, particularly aiming at shedding light on how the CI operators see the current situation and future challenges.

Presentations include:

  • From risks assessment to security capabilities : the need for an comprehensive approach. Example for a multimodal hub, Jean-Luc. Planchet, RATP
  • Current EU Initiatives - JRC: Geographical Information System (GIS) - Fabio Lana, JRC
  • ERNCIP TG: Detection Equipment Materials for Operational Needs, Pierre Charrue, CEA
  • Building capacities for resilience, Bengt Sundelius, MS
  • Operator view, Aviation, Francis Morgan, Heathrow
  • Critical Infrastructure Preparedness & Resilience Research Network, Erich Rome, CIPRNet
  • Operator view, Energy, Gaetano Condorelli, Enel
  • ERNCIP Thematic Group Industrial Automated Control Systems & Smart Grids, Annemarie Zielstra, TNO
  • A manufacturer's perspective, Chris Sandford, Wurldtech

Session 2: Crisis Management and Recovery - Implications for Testing

Bengt Sundelius, MSB (moderator)

CI operators need to prepare for the unexpected. During an incident, they will need to continue to deliver their service where possible, while ensuring the safety of staff and customers. Post-incident, recovery of full service becomes the priority while ensuring lessons are learnt for the future. This session will explore the arrangements that CI operators make in anticipation of serious operational problems, particularly the testing requirements  associated with solutions that support crisis management and operational recovery.

Presentations include:

  • Recovery management in practice: The case of a major airport, Rob Peters, MIRACLE
  • ERNCIP TG: Radiological & Nuclear threats to CriticaI Infrastructure, Kari Peräjärvi, S
  • Opening of the Second Day, Naouma Kourti, JRC
  • Overview of Selected National (US) and International Standards in Support of ERNCIP TGs, Bert Coursey, NIST
  • Operator view, Energy, Jan Bucki, ČEZ, a.s.
  • ERNCIP TG: Resistance of structures to explosion effects, Alexander Stolz, Fraunhofer
  • Operator view,  Aviation, Jens Sanner, Frankfurt Airport
  • Current EU Initiatives in the field of civil protection, Alexander Kopke, DG ECHO
  • Real-Time Technologies for Early Contamination Warning in Water Security Systems, Andreas Weingartner, S::can
  • Operator view, Water, Michaela Schmitz, BDEW
  • ERNCIP TG: Chemical & biological risks in water sector, Philipp Hohenblum, Env Ag Austria

Session 3: Future Technological Challenges, Needs and Solutions

How do we adapt our protection and resilience measures to ever evolving threats? What new technologies are available out there and how can they be used to fulfil our requirements for protection and resilience? How can new technology be deployed in a manner that fulfils requirements on time to market and cost efficiency, without jeopardising the need of thorough testing and validation.

Presentations include:

  • Innovation in cabin baggage screening process, Wilfried Covent, Brussels Airport
  • ERNCIP TG Aviation security detection equipment, Göran Löwestam, JRC
  • Emerging Technologies for CIP: can they deliver on your requirements? Marek Rejman-Greene, Home office
  • Possible future steps to increase industrial competitiveness via pan-European tests, validations and certifications, Luigi Rebuffi, EOS
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