THREVI2 is establishing a database which catalogues hazards posing a threat to critical infrastructures, and evaluates the vulnerability and resilience of the infrastructure.
COBALT is developing a prototype IT tool which will help critical infrastructure operators and managers to evaluate risks and the cost effectiveness of countermeasures.
CRISADMIN is developing a model for a decision support system prototype, to assess and manage critical events. The system will be used in particular to simulate and develop both preventive measures and response activities for an emergency situation.
SPARC is increasing awareness among the critical infrastructure community of the threats that certain space phenomena can pose to the security of critical infrastructure.
‘MAPEX’ is developing probabilistic damage-mapping tools which will increase security and preparedness against blast threats around European critical infrastructures.
Using theoretical and experimental activities, and by stepping up cooperation and exchange of information between operators and authorities, FACIES is seeking to develop techniques to detect online failures and attacks on interdependent infrastructures.
CISIM is improving an existing framework to simulate the resilience of critical information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure against threats, such as power failures, floods and terrorist attacks.
DORATHEA is developing a methodology to assess risk, threat and vulnerability to both new and legacy ATM systems. The aim is to protect European ATM critical infrastructure.
Polish police ensured that main thoroughfare roads between Poland and Ukraine were secure against terrorist attacks during the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, by using command and control, negotiation and hostage crisis exercises as preparation.
A security manual will establish a harmonised methodology to identify critical road infrastructure, assess its vulnerability, and provide infrastructure owners and operators with recommendations on how to protect it.
A set of publicly available guidelines to be released by July 2013 will facilitate and reduce the cost of developing and implementing business continuity and security plans.
A new model for identifying and analysing critical infrastructure sectors is now up and running in Slovenia thanks to the RISKGIS project.
MOTIA developed a methodology to analyse and quantify interdependencies between ICT systems and assets.
Following the MIPMaDe project, intelligent dynamic tools are now in place to assess the vulnerability of critical infrastructures towards explosions. They can determine whether a passive or active protection system is necessary.
Simulation models allow experts to evaluate the impact of power cut crises so that they know in advance how to mitigate any potential impacts on critical infrastructure.
‘By establishing a framework for risk assessment and developing countermeasure options, the RACAM project reduced the vulnerability of mass railway transit systems to terrorist attacks.
When one piece of critical infrastructure is down, the impact can be more far-reaching than predicted. The VIS simulator is able to assess the likely effect on production in one industrial sector, or in the whole economy.
The MIA project represented the first real attempt to provide infrastructure owners and policy makers with a methodology to quantify the interdependence between electricity and ICT infrastructures.
When a potential terrorist attack could affect more than one country simultaneously, it is important that national police forces work together. This training involved a terrorist scenario, requiring forces from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, who had to work together to protect citizens and critical infrastructure.