The Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe (CIPRE) conference and expo will take place in The Hague on 2-4 October 2018, and brings together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to debate and collaborate on securing Europe’s critical infrastructure. The conference will look at developing existing national or international legal and technical frameworks, integrating good risk management, strategic planning and implementation. The CIPRE Conference Advisory Committee is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe conference programme.
Attacks on critical infrastructure sites are now a fact of life not simply a potential threat. Power stations, chemical plants, nuclear facilities are routinely targeted by cyber-attacks, the most successful so far being the Ukraine power outage that caused 225,000 customers to lose electricity. Last year an activist landed a UAV carrying small traces of radiation on the roof of the Japanese Premier’s office and this year a UAV collided with a aircraft at London’s Heathrow airport. And of course the terrible attacks on the metro and airport in Brussels. This is just the start of what we can expect to be the repeated targeting of our critical infrastructure. The potential effects not only in terms of loss of life but also in terms of damage to infrastructure, economic disruption and costs, can be enormous.
Call for Papers
If you are interested in presenting at Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe 2018, the conference committee provides the opportunity to present a paper on an issue relevant to the topic of critical infrastructure protection. HSD partners are also invited to submit an abstract of approximately 250 words for consideration by the conference committee. Abstract submittal deadline is 28 February 2018.
Host City of The Hague
The Hague was selected as the host city again because of the position as the ‘Secure gateway to Europe’ and the presence of The Hague Security Delta. The Hague offers many organisations in the Security domain and is home to many international organisations and global communities.