Preliminary Conference Programme Agenda, click here: CIPRE2022 PSG

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

Plenary Session Topics

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?

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.

Lessons learned from the Pandemic and its affects on CI, Health, Transport and Financial sectors
The pandemic has certainly caused a lot of disruption to everyday lives, the economy and provided new challenges for our critical infrastructure to maintain continuous supply of services. Different sectors have managed in different ways, but have there been any outstanding successes. What can we learn from the events of the past 2 years and how can we be better prepared for the next pandemic to minimise impact on the critical infrastructure services, to which life and the economy are so reliant?

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION & RESILIENCE BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Emerging Threats Against 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?

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?

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?

CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION & RESILIENCE /CYBER SECURITY BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Cyber Policies, Standards and Best Practice
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.

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?

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?

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?

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