Integration of resilience capabilities for Critical Infrastructures into the Emergency Management set-up

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    We suggest an approach for maintaining and enhancing resilience that integrates the resilience capabilities of Critical Infrastructures (CIs) into the emergency management cycle (prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery). This allows emergency services to explicitly address resilience improvement measures while planning to cope with CI disruptions. To operationalise this approach we have developed a hierarchical taxonomy that classifies system resilience capabilities into intra- and interorganisational categories. Capabilities are defined as a combination of assets, resources and processes specifically arranged to accomplish a critical task and assure a key objective. They are grouped into preventive, absorptive, adaptive and restorative sets. The capabilities are identified at both the technological and the organisational level in each organisation (CI operator or responder). An overall resilience capability building cycle completes the framework, enabling a systematic implementation of relevant capabilities and making gap analysis with regard to resilience deficits. The planning of training exercises to enhance CI resilience can also benefit from the approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems : ESREL 2015
    EditorsLuca Podofillini, Bruno Sudret, Bozidar Stojadinovic, Enrico Zio, Wolfgang Kröger
    PublisherCRC Press
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02879-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference 2015 - Zürich, Switzerland
    Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


    ConferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference 2015

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