Proactive risk assessment of critical infrastructures

T. Uusitalo, R. Koivisto, W. Schmitz

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    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
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event17th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2008), and SRA-Europe - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 22 Sept 200825 Sept 2008


    Conference17th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2008), and SRA-Europe


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