Critical Infrastructure Protection

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Course Unit Code050-0013/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
REH0032doc. Ing. David Řehák, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject deepens knowledge in the area of critical infrastructure protection. Demands of legal environment are presented with links to the status and tasks of public administration, legal entities and physical entities – entrepreneurs, during critical infrastructure protection. Basic procedures for implementing the risk management and crisis management during the proposal of critical infrastructure protection measures are explained in the subject. Students gain an overview of the ways of critical infrastructure protection in particular EU and NATO countries.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students can recognize links and relations inside critical infrastructure systems. They orientate to the fundamentals of assessing the security systems of critical infrastructure elements. They can apply procedures of risk management and crisis management in critical infrastructure protection process.
Course Contents
1. Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Protection
2. European Critical Infrastructure
3. Comprehensive strategy of the Czech Republic for critical infrastructure and National critical infrastructure protection program
4. Legislation on critical infrastructure protection
5. Designating critical infrastructure elements
6. Risk management during critical infrastructure protection
7. Security protection of critical infrastructure objects
8. Crisis preparedness plan for critical infrastructure subjects
9. Impacts of critical infrastructure disruption and failure
10. Indication of resilience disruption in a critical infrastructure system
11. Energy critical infrastructure
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. VIDRIKOVÁ, D., BOC, K., DVOŘÁK, Z., ŘEHÁK, D. Critical Infrastructure and Integrated Protection. 1st edit. Ostrava, Czech Republic: Association of Fire and Safety Engineering, 2017. 205 p. ISBN 978-80-7385-190-3.
2. HROMADA, M. et al. System and Method of Assessing Critical Infrastructure Resilience. 1st edit. Ostrava: Association of Fire and Safety Engineering, 2013. 177 p. ISBN 978-80-7385-140-8.

1. VIDRIKOVÁ, D., BOC, K., DVOŘÁK, Z., ŘEHÁK, D. Critical Infrastructure and Integrated Protection. 1st edit. Ostrava, Czech Republic: Association of Fire and Safety Engineering, 2017. 205 p. ISBN 978-80-7385-190-3.
2. HROMADA, M. a kolektiv. Systém a způsob hodnocení odolnosti kritické infrastruktury. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství, 2013. 177 s. ISBN 978-80-7385-140-8.
Recommended Reading:
1. ŘEHÁK, D., CÍGLER, J., NĚMEC, P., HADÁČEK, L. Critical infrastructure in the energy sector: identification, assessment and protection. 1st edit. Ostrava: Association of Fire and Safety Engineering, 2013. 79 p. ISBN 978-80-7385-126-2.
2. RINALDI, S.M., PEERENBOOM, J.P., KELLY, T.K. Identifying, Understanding and Analyzing Critical Infrastructure Dependencies. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 21(6), 2001, 11-25. DOI: 10.1109/37.969131
3. ŘEHÁK, D., MARKUCI, J., HROMADA, M., BARČOVÁ, K. Quantitative evaluation of the synergistic effects of failures in a critical infrastructure system. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2016, Vol. 14, pp. 3-17. ISSN 1874-5482. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcip.2016.06.002
4. REHAK, D., HROMADA, M., RISTVEJ, J. Indication of critical infrastructure resilience failure. In Čepin, M., Briš, R. (eds) Safety and Reliability – Theory and Application (ESREL), CRC Press, London, 2017, 963-970, ISBN 978-1-138-62937-0.
5. ŠENOVSKÝ, Michail, ADAMEC, Vilém, ŠENOVSKÝ, Pavel. Critical infrastructure Protection. 1st edit. Ostrava: Association of Fire and Safety Engineering, 2007. 139 p. ISBN 978-80-7385-025-8.
1. ŘEHÁK, D., CÍGLER, J., NĚMEC, P., HADÁČEK, L. Kritická infrastruktura elektroenergetiky: určování, posuzování a ochrana. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství, 2013. 79 s. ISBN 978-80-7385-126-2.
2. RINALDI, S.M., PEERENBOOM, J.P., KELLY, T.K. Identifying, Understanding and Analyzing Critical Infrastructure Dependencies. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 21(6), 2001, 11-25. DOI: 10.1109/37.969131
3. ŘEHÁK, D., MARKUCI, J., HROMADA, M., BARČOVÁ, K. Quantitative evaluation of the synergistic effects of failures in a critical infrastructure system. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2016, Vol. 14, pp. 3-17. ISSN 1874-5482. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcip.2016.06.002
4. ŘEHÁK, D., HROMADA, M., RISTVEJ, J. Indication of critical infrastructure resilience failure. In Čepin, M., Briš, R. (eds) Safety and Reliability – Theory and Application (ESREL), CRC Press, London, 2017, 963-970, ISBN 978-1-138-62937-0.
5. ŠENOVSKÝ, M., ADAMEC, V., ŠENOVSKÝ, P. Ochrana kritické infrastruktury. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství, 2007. 139 s. ISBN 978-80-7385-025-8.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit40 10
        ExaminationExamination60 41