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The integration of ICT solutions in critical infrastructures is making societies increasingly "smarter" (e.g. smart cities, smart grids and smart transport). This presents both opportunities and risks. This is the starting point of SmartResilience – how can we ensure that the smart society is also a safe and secure society?

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The smart society needs a system of resilience management going beyond conventional risk management, in order to address the complexities of large integrated systems and the uncertainty of future threats. The tolerance for disruption in critical societal functions like energy supply, water supply, transport and communication is ever decreasing. This means that we need to make critical infrastructures more resilient. This means creating new and smart solutions able to prevent disruption, deal effectively with the disruptions that do occur, minimizing the time from breakdown to full recovery, as well as improving the ability to learn from future mistakes.

The project aims to provide an innovative "holistic" methodology for assessing resilience in critical infrastructures (energy grids, transportation, government, water, etc.)

SINTEF is a key partner in the EU Horizon 2020 project and work package leader for developing an indicator-based methodology for assessing, predicting & monitoring the resilience of safety critical infrastructures.

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2016 - 2019

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Checks the society's toughness

Will all banks, hospitals and power companies come across quickly if they are affected by extreme events? The EU asks. Methods are now being developed that provide answers.

Read the cronicle published in the newspaper "Dagens Næringsliv" on October 27, 2017 and on October 29, 2017.