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SecMan: Security Risk Management Processes for Road Infrastructure

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.

Project dates 01/08/2011 - 31/07/2013
Total budget€532 155
EU contribution70%
Project CoordinatorBASt – Federal Highway Research Institute (Germany)
Project Partners
  • ILF – Consulting Engineers (Austria)
  • DARS – Motorway Company (Slovenia)
  • ELEA iC – Consulting Engineers (Slovenia)

Project Description

Trans-national transport routes play an important role in the traffic of goods and the provision of every-day items such as food to the population. Any man-made – and therefore avoidable – disruptions (for instance fire, explosions, contamination, and cyber attacks) can have significant consequences for the population.

The SecMan project is establishing a common approach to identifying critical infrastructure and addressing its vulnerability, harmonising security measures for road infrastructures.

The project is building on previous research results and developments, amalgamating them into user-friendly guidelines for the assessment of risk on road transport structures. Suitable protection measures are being assessed and will lead to recommendations.

Benefits and results

The result of the SecMan project will be a security manual for owners and operators of road infrastructures in Europe. The manual will enable users to identify possible critical infrastructure in their respective networks, assess the vulnerability of the infrastructure, and receive recommendations for suitable protection measures.

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