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Sustainability 2016, 8(3), 240;

Risk Management in Critical Infrastructure—Foundation for Its Sustainable Work

Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG, 40-189 Katowice, Leopolda 31, Poland
Academic Editors: Adam Jabłoński, Giuseppe Ioppolo and Marc A. Rosen
Received: 24 October 2015 / Revised: 10 February 2016 / Accepted: 26 February 2016 / Published: 4 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Business Models)
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The paper concerns research related to the European project CIRAS and presents a validation experiment with the use of a risk management tool adapted for critical infrastructures. The project context and state of the art are discussed. The adaptation of the risk management tool is performed according to previously elaborated requirements which consider interdependencies, cause-consequences analysis, risk measures and risk register implementation. A novel structured risk management method was proposed how to deal with internal and external impacts of a hazardous event which occurred in the given CI. The method is embedded into the critical infrastructure resilience process. These requirements can be implemented on the ready-to-use software platform for further experiments. The experimentation results are used as the input for CIRAS. The discussed tool can be applied as the risk reduction component in the CIRAS Tool, and the validation process presented here is the basis to elaborate two project use cases. View Full-Text
Keywords: critical infrastructure; risk management; bow-tie concept; software tool; interdependencies critical infrastructure; risk management; bow-tie concept; software tool; interdependencies

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