Ontology and Taxonomies for Critical Infrastructures

Joined ENISA & DG INFSO workshop

Ontology and Taxonomies for Critical Infrastructures

Joined ENISA & DG INFSO workshop

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Unit "Trust and Security" of Directorate General Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission are jointly organising a workshop on October 17 2011, in Brussels, about Ontology and Taxonomies for Critical Infrastructures.
Philippe Massonet, CETIC Scientific Coordinator, will actively participate to this workshop.

Resilience is a topic defined in the objectives of ENISA, also known under the heading of Critical Infrastructuire and Information Protection (CIIP).

In 2009 ENISA published a report on gaps in standardisation related to resilience of communication networks, where among other issues it highlighted the lack of a consistent taxonomy for cyber security that identifies the role of resilience. As a result, in 2011 ENISA launched a project with the objective of defining both, an ontology and taxonomies of resilience, to be used as the basis of further work in technical standardisation of means for providing and management of resilient networks.

Against this background, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Unit "Trust and Security" of Directorate General Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission are jointly organising this workshop on October 17, 2011, in Brussels, with the objective to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on this subject.

The workshop is to cover a number of issues, such as:

  • Impact of resilience on standardisation activities for future networks;
  • The regulator viewpoint: Why resilience is critical?
  • The network operator viewpoint: Addressing resilience at network planning/dimensioning stage;
  • The manufacturer viewpoint: How resilient equipment strategies impact innovation;
  • Technological and research challenges: damaged networks recovery techniques; preservation of privacy in a network stress event.

More details about this workshop