The 2022 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe topics of discussion included:

Plenary Session Topics

Redefining CI and Mitigating Major Threats
Being prepared for the changing threat environment, both from a physical and cyber perspective, can benefit greatly in mitigating its impact on infrastructure assets, ensuring resilience, safety and security. What are the latest perspectives of threats/challenges against CI and how can we mitigate these threats and new challenges?

Emerging and Future Threats on CNI
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?

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?

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?

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?

Overview of European Horizon Europe Programmes
A deeper look at the current range of Horizon Europe Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience projects and research programmes across Europe that are designed to enhance understandings for adapting policies and adopting best practices.

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