The increasing importance of information has begun the process of interrelated changes of the whole society in today’s world. The rapid development of information and communication technologies occurs also in the problematic of crisis management. Since we live in a dynamic world, it is important to be ready to the changes that life brings, responding and adopting new technologies. One of them is crisis management information system. Information system is a tool for information support. Information systems in general are very important and indispensable part of planning, organizing, managing and controlling. This definitely applies to crisis management information system. They are therefore used in the planning of emergency measures as well as in crisis situations. Crisis management is an activity, which can help us to save life, health and property in the whole world.
Part of the book: Crisis Management
Many emergencies and crises threaten the whole world. These affect not only the lives, health, and property of citizens but also the subjects and elements of the critical infrastructure itself. Breaking the critical infrastructure system would have a severe impact on the state’s security, securing the basic living needs of the population, the health of the people, or the economy of the country. One of the significant sectors of the critical infrastructure is undoubtedly healthcare. It is vital for the health service to be able to perform its function, even in times of crisis. The crisis of naturogenic character ordinarily has the so-called cascade effect, which causes other extraordinary events and crises. An example of this may be windstorm, resulting in a power outage. A significant impact of the power supply outage in healthcare is observed in hospitals. There is currently no assessment tool to set the hospital’s readiness for a power outage. The aim of the chapter is to analyze the current state of the crisis preparedness of the hospital.
Part of the book: Infrastructure Management and Construction
The soft targets are closely related to the risk of attack to the group of people (to the lives). This problem can cause fatal consequences for the population. The current situation on the world reflects the fear of the attack in the soft targets. We can see the fear to lose life at these public places and in all types of access to free buildings. Each of us spends time in the shopping centers or the park every day, and our children spend time in schools where they can be threatened. The characteristics between the soft targets belong to a considerable number of persons at the same time in the same area, and the current state of the security measures is not adequate to the threats yet. The main aim of the software to the assessment of the soft target is to protect the people in the soft targets, minimize the impact to the people (visitors), and help to solve the problem at the moment. The methodology is based on the assessment of the object according to the features (according to the criteria).
Part of the book: Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning
The European gas network currently includes approximately 200,000 km high pressure transmission and distribution pipelines. The needs and requirements of this network are focused on risk-based security asset management, impacts and cascading effects of cyber-physical attacks on interdependent and interconnected European Gas grids. The European SecureGas project tackles these issues by implementing, updating, and incrementally improving extended components, which are contextualized, customized, deployed, demonstrated and validated in three business cases, according to scenarios defined by the end-users. Just validation is considered to be a key end activity, the essence of which is the evaluation of the proposed solution to determine whether it satisfies specified requirements. Therefore, the chapter deals with the validation strategy that can be implemented for the verification of these objectives and evaluation of technological based solutions which aim to strengthen the resilience of the European gas network.
Part of the book: Issues on Risk Analysis for Critical Infrastructure Protection