Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe

Programme – Day Three

THURSDAY 11th MAY 2017

9:00am-10:30am – Session 5a: Transport and Energy Security & Building in Resilience 
The energy sector is particularly vulnerable to both climate change and terrorist attack and whilst the transport system is in itself vulnerable, it is also crucial to the resilience of all areas of CNI.

Nothing Happens If You Can’t MoveMichael Lowder, Director – Office of Intelligence, Security & Emergency Response, US Dept of Transportation

System Transformation: The Analysis of Smart Systems in the Integrative Context of Risk, Resilience, and SustainabilityDr. Merja Hoppe, Senior lecturer; member of the institute’s directorate, project manager, Zurich University of Applied Sciences/Institute of Sustainable Development INE

Protection of land transport infrastructure against extreme rainfall events using a four step risk based approachKalliopi Anastassiadou, Research Associate & Project Manager, Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany / Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen

10:30am-11:15am – Networking Coffee Break

11:15am – 12:30pm – Session 6a: Enhancing Preparedness & Response Capabilities
Prior, planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that CNI operators have the right equipment, processes and procedures in place to respond in the event of an emergency.

Understanding risk in modern societies. A knowledge lead approach ensuring resilience in CNI and vital societal functionsPer Brekke, Deputy Director, The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

Terrorist attacks on airports: lessons learned from recent events (Brussels and Istanbul)Lina Kolesnikova, Security Expert, Belgium

Adopting Change Management Models to Improve Critical Infrastructure Security SectorsDrew Williams, Principal Security Solutions Architect, Leidos (formerly Lockheed Martin), USA

Improving Response Time using CISIApro SimulatorChiara Foglietta, Assistant Researcher, University Roma TRE

9:00am-10:30am – Session 5b: Critical Information Analysis, Protection and Response
How do we ensure that CNI operators have the right analysis and protection systems in place to prevent the disruption or destruction critical information infrastructure and have the right resilience procedures in place the event of a breach.

Romanian endeavors in cybersecurity – the National System for the Protection of the Critical IT&C Infrastructures against the Threats from Cyberspace
Gabriela Matei, Analysis Team Manager, National CYBERINT Center, Romania

Enhancing Cyber Security of a DSO Mission Critical Digital Platform
Andre Leitao, Cybersecurity Expert, EDP Distribuicao , Portugal

Sheraz Ali, Executive Director, European Cyber Resilience Research Network (ECRRN)

Industrial IoT (IIoT) for Public Safety – Jalal Bouhdada, Founder, Principal ICS Security Consultant, Applied Risk

10:30am-11:15am – Networking Coffee Break

11:15am – 12:30pm – Session 6b: Cyber Techniques and Technologies to Detect, Prevent and Protect
The increasing levels of cyber-attacks and advanced persistent threats require a new approach to cyber protection. Detecting and preventing intrusion earlier in the attack is critical and developing a multi-layered approach are key to success. New methodologies, devices and technologies must be found to detect threats as early as possible and provide strength-in-depth.

A semantic engine as a fast and effective multilanguage/multisource information retrieval tool supporting Security Agencies and LEAs to prevent cyber threats against critical infrastructure and to apply Semantic Interoperability
Gianluca Sensidoni, Expert System SpA

Using disruptive technology to safeguard Critical Infrastructures – Igor van Gemert, CEO/Founder, SIM-CI Simulating Critical Infrastructures


12.30pm-2.00pm – Delegate Networking Lunch

2.00pm-4.00pm – Plenary Session 7: Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies
It is the interdependencies between large numbers of independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. How do we identify the weaknesses and prevent and/or mitigate the effects?

Stronger Emergency preparedness of the EU’s CI through joint exercisingPepijn van den Broek, Senior Associate, International Safety Research Europe BV & Ben Govers, Senior Advisor / Project Manager, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands

Critical Infrastructure Interdependency AssessmentFrederic Petit, Principal Infrastructure Analyst/ Research Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory and Regional Director, International Association of CIP Professionals, USA

Assessment, benchmarking and stress-testing resilience of critical infrastructures: A novel, indicator-based approach developed in the EU project SmartResilienceProf. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović, Chief Executive Officer, EU-VRi European Institute for Integrated Risk Mgmt, Germany

National Test Bed Programme – Max Remerie, Programme Manager, The Hague Security Delta (HSD)

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