1. Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in emergency management and military operations.
    On 18th March the first colloquium of the “Five Elements” series, entitled “Drones over Poland” was held at Collegium Civitas. Representatives from the MoD, Civil Aviation Authority, National Security Bureau, Helsinki Human Rights Foundation, WB Electronics, Poznań Technical University, Emergency Information Centre of the Space Research Centre, Special Military Operations Command and IBM Poland presented the legal, technical and practical aspects of drone deployment.
  2. Cyberspace protection in EU policy.
    In February the European Commission Policy and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security announced a new EU Cyber Security Strategy. In addition to a whole range of activities aimed at the coordination of cyber security policy and better sharing of information about potential threats in the EU, laid down in the draft directive published along with the Strategy, the European Commission set out a number of tasks to be promptly undertaken at various levels by the Member States and undertakings, whose operation depends on cyber security, as well as by European institutions in charge of security.We have invited government representatives (inter alia: the Police, Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, Supreme Audit Office, National Security Bureau, Government Centre for Security) and company representatives (inter alia: Orange Poland, Gaz-System) to take part in the debate.
    - Warsaw, Collegium Civitas, 15th April, about 50 participants
    - Time: 2 hours
    - Purpose: review of the conclusions and recommendations of the Strategic National Security Review and the Cyber-EXE Polska 2012 exercise on cyberspace protection in the context of the new EU directive on ICT security currently under development.
    - Target group to which special invitations will be sent: representatives of the respective services, scientific institutions, industry, administrators of strategic national infrastructure, central and local government administration.
    - Nature: public debate
  3. Data processing and smart systems in emergency management and military operations
    Information – its integrity, comprehensiveness and methods of presentation – are the basis for rational decisions made by individuals. Thus, the need for information is defined as “a property of a cognitive subject whereby the shortage of information in all situations or the inability to perform cognitive functions in partly new situations prevents normal behaviour”. What are therefore the information needs of the people in the emergency management system, military and non-military security? What does a soldier need to know on the battlefield? An officer in action? What information should be available to the HQ? And what to emergency management centres?
    - Warsaw, Hotel Rezydencja Belweder – Klonowa, 2 Flory St.
    - 20th May, about 60 participants
    - Time: 11:00-16:00 hrs
    - Purpose: defining information requirements in both areas and identification of smart systems best suited for gathering and managing information
    - Target group: representatives of the Polish Military, emergency management services, science, R&D centres, defence and ICT industries, NGOs and the media
    - Nature: invited guests only
  4. National Critical Infrastructure Protection Programme (NPOIK) from the perspective of critical infrastructure operators. Legal and technical aspects.
    Among its indirect objectives, which contribute to improving the security of critical infrastructure, the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Programme adopted by the Council of Ministers on 26th March 2013 lists “raising the awareness, knowledge and competencies of all the participants of the Programme with regard to the significance of critical infrastructure for the efficient operation of the state and the methods of its protection” and “building a partnership between the participants of the processes designed to protect critical infrastructure”. We are particularly keen on the participation of representatives from strategic national companies, but also, of private companies from the electronics industry. It is in these areas that education about critical infrastructure is particularly important.Thus, at our workshop we wish to discuss collaboration between nationwide and international critical infrastructure operators, and consider the purposefulness of establishing an association of critical infrastructure operators. We will present the scenario approach to risk assessment recommended in the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Programme and smart systems in critical infrastructure protection. The workshop is to prepare the critical operators concerned for participation in the international seminar on critical infrastructure protection to be held at the “Five Elements” conference on 25th September.
    - Uniejów Castle/Kłodawa Salt Mine,
    - 13-14th June, abt. 60 participants
    - Time: 18 hours
    - Purpose: debate on collaboration between national and international critical infrastructure operators, scenario approach recommended for risk assessment in the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Programme, smart systems in the protection of critical infrastructure.
    - Target group: representatives of the individual services, scientific institutions, industry, administrators of strategic national infrastructure, central and local government administration.
    - Nature: invited guests only. Off-site colloquium and strategy game.

Draft Agenda:

THURSDAY

12.00 – 13.00 Welcome at the Uniejów Castle

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Operators’ collaboration as proposed in the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Programme, Best practices. By: Piotr Rutkowski, „Instytut Mikromakro” Foundation

15.00 – 15.15 Break

15.15 – 17.15 Risk management as a necessary element in programming the future, Risk assessment using the scenario approach recommended in the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Programme. Janusz Zawiła Niedźwiecki, Warsaw Technical University; Marcin Smolarkiewicz, PhD, Eng., Dean of the Faculty of Civilian Security of the Central Firefighting Service School.

17.15 – 17.30 Break

17.30 – 18.30 Smart systems in the protection of critical infrastructure. By: Sławomir Kosieliński. Representatives from companies, e.g. Comarch, Robotics Invention will also take part.

18.30 Joint work on strategic game to be held on 25th September

PIĄTEK

9.15 Transfer to Kłodawa Salt Mine

10.00 – 13.00 Economic mission at Salt Mine

13.00 Lunch and return trip to Warsaw

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