Final Conference of the ATTACS Project
"Assessing the socio-economic impacts of Terrorist Threats or Attacks following the Close down of public transportation Systems"
24 June 2016 h. 09:00
Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
Viale dell'Arte, 16 - 00144 - Rome
The Final Conference of the ATTACS Project is going to be the place where its results are presented to the stakeholders' community. The event will be hosted by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, which is also directly involved as end-user of the project (http://attacs.eu/expert-users.html).
The EUCONCIP (European Cooperation Network on Critical Infrastructure Protection) second training workshop it will be held in Rome from 17th to 18th March 2016 focused on transport and energy sector. During the two days will be illustrated regulations, best practices and examples of cooperation. Link to the event
The meeting is seen with great interest from Euro Works Consulting because of the relationship with the ATTACS European project, which is developing important solutions for the critical infrastructure protection issues in urban areas.
On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at the Public Library of the Municipality of Palizzi (Reggio Calabria), Via Nazionale 69, will be held the public meeting organized by the
project "Caretta Calabria" under
the LIFE + dedicated to conservation of the Caretta caretta sea turtle.
The meeting will present the objectives and outcomes obtained at the middle of the project within the project for the conservation of sea turtles in the Ionian coast of Calabria.
The afternoon session will have three parallel forums:
First Forum: the role of the fisheries sector for the development of coastal areas, marine nature conservation and tourism development.
Second Forum: technical aspects of coastal zone management and the importance of the restoration of dune environments for the protection of habitats and species.
Third Forum: local governments for the governance of coastal and biodiversity conservation.
Euroworks, as a partner of ATTACS project, participated in the first training
workshop organized by EUCONCIP (European Cooperation Network on Critical Infrastructure Protection) called "Critical Infrastructure Protection - Common threats, risks and vulnerabilities.
Resilience and countermeasures". During the event, held in Rome last October 20th, 2015 at the Unint - University of International Studies of Rome, were presented, as well as ATTACS, sixteen
other projects aimed at the protection of critical infrastructure and participating in the network created by EUCONCIP with the aim to strengthen cross-sectoral and
trans-national cooperation and promote the exchange and sharing of knowledge and best practices between experts, researchers, private organizations and government agencies. Upcoming
meetings will be organized in Bucharest, Romania, on 5 and 6 November 2015. For more information on programming of the events you can see, the EUCONCIP website, which contains available documents, materials, newsletters and information on
the activities organized by the network.
Euro Works Consulting will attend the EUCONCIP Opening Conference (European Cooperation Network on Critical Infrastructure Protection), to be held in Rome on 20 October 2015 in the premises of the University of International Studies in Rome. The conference focused on CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) aims to share experiences and information about ongoing European projects funded under the CIPS European programme (DG Home Affairs), related to critical infrastructure protection (CIP). The event represent a unique networking opportunity in Europe also to get in touch with end-users and stakeholders of the CIP field.
Since 2014, October has been declared the EUROPEAN CYBER SECURITY MONTH. A topic more relevant than ever, as evidenced by recent statements made by President Obama and even by the head of the cyber defense of the French army, Armand Coustilliere. After the latest terrorist attacks, such as the once occurred on January 7, 2015 in Paris, after which some websites of French media remained out of order for some hours. The concerns are focused not only on the web sever and databases but also the ICT infrastructure in their entirety, which makes control systems of communications - train, road and air traffic - much more vulnerable, with unpredictable consequences for governments around the world. With regard to this issue of the defense of transport infrastructure by the decision support system tool, is dedicated the ATTACS Project: http://www.attacs.eu
Prepared by the ATTACS Project the first draft of causal loop diagram for transport systems.
ATTACS project takes a holistic view of the urban environment to assess the possible effects, both immediately and in the long run, for the effects that a transportation system close-down would have in that urban environment. The draft of the CLD (Causal Loop Diagram) describes a set of nodes that represent variables linked together showing the possible economic impact caused by the blockade of the transport system. More details at: http://www.attacs.eu
It was held in Rome Session of the Group for the construction of the model GMB (Group Model Building) under the European project ATTACS.
A session of GMB was held in Rome on June 9, 2015. It is a support for stakeholders working with a modeling team to solve a problem targeted in a complex system. The session was attended by international experts on the protection of critical infrastructure and experts on methodology of information. There were also representatives of public and private entities related to transportation systems which also represent the "end-users" of the ATTACS project.
The meeting produced the validation of the first draft of CLD (Casual Loop Diagram) to identify the economic impacts as a result of a terrorist attack and the validation and improvement of the current map.
New research from Unisys Corporation showed alarming gaps in the security of the ICT infrastructure. Almost 70 percent of critical infrastructure providers have been violated during 2014. This has meant the loss of confidential information or the interruption of services. The European Union is developing its strategic policy with regard to the European Programme for critical infrastructure protection ("EPCIP") considering measures that will improve the level of protection of certain infrastructures (energy, transport and finance) against external threats: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/infrastructure/protection-critical-infrastructure
On the subject of transport it is centered ATTACS project which aims the creation of a Decision Support System tool (DSS) for the protection of the transport sector. The tool will allow the transport operators and authorities to assess the economic and social impacts of a forced closure of a part (or all) of a transport system.
Life Programme - Caretta Calabria project: it is opened a new Info Desk at the "Costa dei Gelsomini (Calabria Region) with the aim of encouraging the participation of fishermen and other stakeholders for the conservation of the most important populations of sea turtle Caretta caretta nesting in Italy, along the Ionian coast of Calabria.