Title: Resilience capacities assessment for critical infrastructures disruption: the READ framework (part 1)

Authors: Igor Kozine; Boris Petrenj; Paolo Trucco

Addresses: Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark ' School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy ' School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Abstract: We suggest an approach to assessing critical infrastructure resilience (CIR) as a step towards informed resource allocation and operation when planning to cope with CI disruptions in the context of emergency management or multi stakeholder planning. The approach is capabilities-based, where a capability is defined as a combination of assets, resources and routines specifically arranged to accomplish a critical task and assure a key objective. The capabilities (intra- and inter-institutional) are grouped into clusters according to the resilience phase (preventive, absorptive, adaptive and restorative) where they are invoked; and according to the system type (technical, operational, social and economic) which they belong to. 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. A simplified test case exemplifying the use of the framework in the context of a regional public-private collaboration for CIR is provided.

Keywords: critical infrastructure; resilience assessment; capability-based planning; emergency management; public-private partnership; gap analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.094405

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2018 Vol.14 No.3, pp.199 - 220

Available online: 24 Aug 2018 *

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