Physical Security Track

Emerging Threats for CI
The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities and insider threats, means the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?

Latest Threats and Challenges for Airports – Peter Nilsson, Head of AIRPOL

Collaborative Research & Book Project of COE-DAT & U.S. Army War College on “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience” with a Special Focus on Terrorist Threat – Col. Daniel Stone, Deputy Director, Defense Against Terrorism Center of Excellence (COE-DAT) & Dr Carol Evans, Director of the Strategic Studies Institute and USAWC Press, US Army War College

Julijus Grubliauskas, Staff Officer, Hybrid Challenges and Energy Security Section, NATO Headquarters, Emerging Security Challenges Division*


Cyber Security Track

Cyber Security Regulations, Legislation & Standards
As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practice becomes all the more urgent.

Senior Representative, European Commission*

NIS Directive – Marnix Dekker, NIS Directive Coordinator, ENISA*

Paolo Grassia, Director of Public Policy for cybersecurity, ETNO

European UMF Interoperability Standard for Secured Critical Infrastructure – Amr el Rahwan, Sr. Solution Architect, WCC

Countering the Emerging Threats – Security, Risk & Disaster Mitigation

Understanding the changing threat environment can benefit greatly in mitigating its impact on infrastructure or crowded places, ensuring resilience, safety and security. How can we counter these emerging threats to minimising loss of service and financial impact?

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – Armen Grigoryan, UNDP

Gabriel Badea, President, Federation of Security Servcies, Romania

Human Assets – Developing Your Team for Effective Critical Infrastructure Protection – Patrick Kane, Atlas Air

Sensor Data Fusion of Multi-Sensor Drone Detection Systems – Peter Braun, Sales & Product Manager Drone Detection, Telespazio Germany GmbH

Cyber Risks and Resilience
The ability to monitor the cyber threats to Critical Infrastructure can greatly assist the operators and agencies better prepare their defences against cyber attacks on systems and information/data. What are the latest emerging cyber threats and actors and what are the latest strategic perspective on cyber monitoring and cyber defences for enhancing CIIP?

Quo Vadis city dweller? – Miruna-Maria Cocolan, RASIROM

New Challenges for System Security in the European Power Grid – Options for National Policymakers – Christoph Mayer, Director, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany

Smart Grid Security Using Blockchain – George Suciu, R&D Innovation Manager, BEIA Consult International, Romania

Cyber resilience at airports – Patrick Mana, Cyber-security Project Manager – EATM-CERT Manager, EUROCONTROL*

PPP & Collaboration in CIP

With many critical infrastructures in the hands of private organisations, how does the responsibility of security and resilience lie between government, with public accountability to keep them safe, secure and operational 24/7, and the private operator, with additional responsibilities towards shareholders? How can improving the communication between the public sector and private sector enhance protection and can incentives be employed to better engage private owners into PPP?

CIP From A Law Enforcement Perspective within the Railway Environment – John Laene, Secretary General of RAILPOL and Chief Inspector within the Service of Infrastructure of National Police of The Netherlands

Improving CIP system in Republic of Croatia: Forming national CI database – Ivana Cesarac, Head of Critical Infrastructure and Cultural Heritage Department at the
Civil Protection Directorate, Croatia

The new CEN Standard for Private Security Services in CIP – Catherine Piana, COESS


Cyber Threats and Risk Assessments
Critical Infrastructure assets are under increasing cyber attack from unknown threat or malicious actors aiming to disrupt or maim supply and business continuty. How do we identify these threats and assess their risks to ensure resilience against cyber attacks?

SCADA/ICS Inherited Insecurity: From Nuclear Power Plants to Oil Rigs – Aleksander Gorkowienko, Spirent Communications

The Unknown, Fancy and Misunderstood: Assessing Cyber Risks in Critical Infrastructure – Can Demirel, ICS Cyber Resilience Services Manager, Biznet Bilisim


Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies – from Risk to Resilience

It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack?

How NOT to conduct a crisis man – Roni Tidhar, IAA*

The Importance of Embedding Security into the Design of CNI Facilities – Sarah Jane Prew, Arup

Situational Awareness of Critical Infrastructures at the Local Level – Fostering Resilience Through Accessible Method-based Analysis – Joanna Schroeder / Markus Bresinsky, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Regensburg

Integrated approach for Risk Management in Critical Infrastructures under Industry 4.0 towards Resilience – Javier Larrañeta, PESI

AI, Machine Learning, Automation and Security in the Digitalisation of Critical Infrastructure

How can we use AI, quantum computing capabilities, augmented reality and machine learning to create resilience in our infrastructure? How can it affect the environment, transport, smart cities, etc? What are the emerging technologies and how can they assist in disrupting threats?

Keys to Resilient Digitalisation in Power Systems: System Knowledge and Flexibility – Dr Davood Babazadeh, Head of R&D Group ‘Automation and Control’, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany

Dr. Paul Theron, Cyber resilience scientist & advisor- Research on Autonomous Cyber Defence, Thales*