Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures

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Abstract

Critical infrastructures (CIs) like energy, information, water or food supply systems, for example, are highly interconnected and complex systems. Risk assessment of such interdependent systems is challenging; the identification of the interdependencies as well as the identification of potential consequences in case of disturbances is demanding. The existing knowledge of the dependencies and interdependencies and related potential risk of cascading effects is still insufficient to provide immediate solutions. Therefore, novel proactive, systematic tools for risks assessment are needed. In order to investigate what the novel risk factors of CIs and their implications are, foresight and scenario methods as a tool for analysing risks and interdependencies of CIs are studied. A case study of the use of foresight and scenario methods in a proactive risk assessment of telecommunication and electric power infrastructures is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety, Reliability and Risk Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference
Pages2511-2517
Number of pages7
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventJoint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 22 Sep 200825 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceJoint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period22/09/0825/09/08

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Uusitalo, T., Koivisto, R., & Schmitz, W. (2009). Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures. In Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 2511-2517)
Uusitalo, T. ; Koivisto, R. ; Schmitz, W. / Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference. Vol. 3 2009. pp. 2511-2517
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Uusitalo, T, Koivisto, R & Schmitz, W 2009, Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures. in Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference. vol. 3, pp. 2511-2517, Joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference, Valencia, Spain, 22/09/08.

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Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference. Vol. 3 2009. p. 2511-2517.

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Uusitalo T, Koivisto R, Schmitz W. Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures. In Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications - Proceedings of the Joint ESREL and SRA-Europe Conference. Vol. 3. 2009. p. 2511-2517