Earlier this month the UN Security Council urged joint measures to protect ‘critical infrastructure’ from terrorist attacks. Given the importance of critical infrastructure for a country’s prosperity and security and against the backdrop of increasingly diverse physical and cyber threats from terrorist groups, the United Nations Security Council underlined the need for international collaboration – both domestically and across borders – to ensure their protection.
In a resolution adopted unanimously the 15-member Security Council reiterated “the need to strengthen efforts to improve security and protection of particularly vulnerable targets, such as infrastructure and public places.”
Attacks against objects and sectors such as banking and finance, telecommunications, emergency services, air, maritime and rail transportation, and energy and water supply – perceived as ‘attractive targets’ for terrorist groups – can result not only in civilian casualties, but also damage property on a large scale, disrupt proper functioning of public services, and create chaos in societies.
It called upon UN Member States “to share information […] to prevent, protect, mitigate, investigate, respond to and recover from damage from terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure facilities, including through joint training, and use or establishment of relevant communication or emergency warning networks.”
CIPRE 2017 in The Hague
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe conference and expo will take place in The Hague from the 9th to 11th May 2017, and has launched its Preliminary Conference Programme, discussing the hot topics and issues facing the industry.
The event is Europe’s leading conference where CIP professionals from across Europe and beyond will gather once again to discuss and collaborate on securing Europe’s critical national infrastructure.
The Preliminary Conference Programme and further event details can be downloaded here.
The event is supported by The Hague Security Delta, the Municipality of The Hague, the International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals (IACIPP), Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Institution of Engineering & Technology, European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), National Security & Resilience Consoirtium, Confederation of European Security Services, Security Partners Forum and International Security Industry Organisation.
Registration is now open where delegates can benefit from the Early Bird Savings. Register online.