Alessandro Lazari

  • Fellow in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience
  • University of Salento, Italy & International Association of CIP Professionals

Alessandro Lazari is a Fellow in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience at the University of Salento, Italy.

Alessandro received undergraduate education in Bologna University – Faculty of Law (Italy). He completed his Master’s Degree with a thesis on “Constitutional rights related to trials” in 2004. He then applied to the Specialisation School of Law at University of Lecce (Italy) and got his specialisation in 2006, with a dissertation on “Cyber crimes and digital forensics”.

In 2013 he defended his PhD in “Computer Engineering, Multimedia and Telecommunications” at the University of Florence – Department of Systems and Informatics – with a dissertation on “European Critical Infrastructure Protection. Ten years after 11th of September 2001 and an Outlook to the Future”.

Between 2011 and 2016 he has been nominated Senior Lecturer in ‘Legal Informatics’ at the Specialisation School of Law – University of Salento (Italy). In 2016 and 2017 he has been lecturer at the Course “Protecting Critical Infrastructures” at NATO Centre of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism (COEDAT) in Ankara (Turkey).

Alessandro was part of the ERNCIP Project from December 2010. During the following 7 years, he has worked on policy support to the “European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection”, to “Strengthening Europe’s Cyber Resilience System and Fostering a Competitive and Innovative Cybersecurity Industry”, as well as on research and development of pre-normative support to standards, establishment of certification schemes for security products and development of qualified training for security managers.

He has also assessed and analysed the impact of security-related policies and regulations on European Union’s Member States and extracted best practices and key performance indicators. He is author of the book ‘European Critical Infrastructure Protection’ published by Springer Inc. in 2014.

His areas of expertise include Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, Physical and Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures, Information Sharing for CIPR, policy and strategy making for CIP, advanced qualification and training for security managers, transboundary cooperation and crisis management.


  • Workshop – What If: Exploring Critical Infrastructure Cascading Effects

    Moderated by Alessandro Lazari Join us for an engaging and interactive session on the final day of CIPRE. Titled “What If,” this session is designed to foster deep involvement from participants through dynamic, interactive tabletop exercises and thought-provoking scenarios. Participants will dive into a series of hypothetical “what if” situations that challenge our preparedness and […]