Through the development of the appropriate risk management, Vulnerability of the critical infrastructure and the capabilities of the authorities (KIVI) project is enabling the anticipation of and preparedness for crises and disturbances of human origin, related to critical infrastructure, among service providers and authorities. The duration of the project is February 2017 to December 2019.
Updatable tools are being developed through the project, for the evaluation of the authorities’ risk-management capabilities in relation to critical infrastructure. A self-evaluation tool (stress test) will be designed for service providers, which can be connected to the ICT system of the National Emergency Supply Agency, for example. The tool will be piloted in a few selected operative units towards the end of the project.A simulation method will be developed for the capability evaluation and preparedness training of the police and emergency authorities, focusing on vulnerabilities in information exchange between the private and public sectors and the authorities, and on the common operating picture and leadership.
The analysis of interdependencies would also benefit the cross-sectoral approach and cross-sectoral cooperation in management of different situations. The aim is to encourage dialogue on cooperation needs and methods.
The project is supported by the European Union (Internal Security Fund (ISF)). The total product budget is around 670,000 euros.