“Over the past decade, the EU has progressively tailored its research and innovation capacity to EU security policy priorities. This capacity plays a key role in addressing the current security challenges and is already helping us in finding solutions to several of the most pressing issue.” (EC staff working document “Enhancing security through research and innovation”, 2021) One of these security priorities is linked with strengthening the resilience of critical and digital infrastructures, which is now supported, at the policy level, by entering into force the two key directives of the EC, that of CER and NIS-2.
These two directives, but also recent attacks against critical infrastructures such as the acts of sabotage against the Nord Stream pipeline, underline the need for coordinated and integrated responses, not only at the policy level but also at the operational level through research and innovation outcomes (as indicated in the aforementioned EC staff working document), which must be disseminated and exploited further to the EU-funded projects’ frameworks or individual research studies’ reports, through raising awareness initiatives, such as the 2nd ECSCI Workshop on CIP.
In the frame of this workshop, the different approaches to security in several different industrial sectors (e.g. finance, healthcare, energy, transport, communications, water) were presented. The peculiarities of critical infrastructure protection in each one of these sectors have been discussed and addressed by the different projects of the ECSCI cluster that presented their outcomes, discussing the technical, ethical and societal aspects and the underlying technologies (related to security modelling, IoT security, artificial intelligence, combating hybrid threats, increased automation for threats detection, prevention and mitigation measures, information and knowledge sharing, etc.).
The workshop proceedings aim to share with scientists, experts, policymakers and other interested stakeholders in the field of critical infrastructure protection, resilience and security, the knowledge, outcomes and lessons learned, deriving from the keynote speeches, the twentyone thematic presentations, and the panel discussions.
Erschienen in Zusammenarbeit mit dem European Risk & Resilience Institute (EU-VRi) EWIV
Habtamu Abie, Ilias Gkotsis, Manos Athanatos, Rita Ugarelli, Denis Caleta, Lorenzo Lodi, Fabrizio Di Peppo, Aleksandar Jovanovic (Eds.)
Mit-Herausgeber Prof. Dr.-Ing. Aleksandar Jovanovic ist Steinbeis-Unternehmer und leitet u. a. neben vier Steinbeis-Unternehmen auch das European Risk & Resilience Institute (EU-VRi) EWIV.