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Preventing Europe from breakdowns of energy infrastructures – whether man-made or natural – is a considerable challenge. The Europe-wide cross-linking of energy infrastructures results both in an immense interdependency of the member states’ energy infrastructures and a high vulnerability of the entire energy system. It is even more intensified by the importance and utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) for energy infrastructures, a critical infrastructure itself, forcing states and companies to cope with cyber threats to critical energy infrastructures.

States must protect energy infrastructures from any damage that could result from terrorist attacks or hackers aimed at undermining the normal course of energy delivery. It is essential that companies are able to guarantee the functioning of their energy infrastructure as damage can not only endanger personnel, but also cause financial loss, costs for repair and renovation, as well as tarnish their image.

We are pleased to welcome Mr Riccardo Dugulin, senior analyst at Drum Cussac Group. During the conference, our speaker will explain how information sharing, interstate cooperation, public-private partnerships, as well as new corporate and state security cultures are required in order to catch with the issue of critical energy infrastructure protection. He will address the audience on the brand new challenges that this topic implies for our global security.

The conference will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017, at 17:00 hours, in the conference centre of the Campus Renaissance (entrance: Rue Hobbema 8, 1000 Brussels). Lecture will be given in English. Parking is available on the Cinquantenaire esplanade in front of the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History.

Pre-registration is mandatory to access the premises and must reach us no later than Tuesday 13 June 2017.

We hope to welcome you all and kindly ask you to confirm your participation by registering below.

Dress code: Service dress 2C or business attire

 

 

 

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