A Comprehensive Approach for Security Assessment in Transport

  • Simona CavalliniEmail author
  • Francesca D’Onofrio
  • Pedro Ferreira
  • Anabela Simoes
  • Nicanor Garcia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8985)


Transport is one of the most important economic sectors in Europe with its infrastructure being essential for the functioning of the entire society. Directive 2008/114/EC outlines the approach Member States are required to follow to identify, designate, and protect European Critical Infrastructures also in the transport sector. The paper illustrates a benchmarking methodology which could be used to assess security in terms of awareness, preparedness and maturity in operators belonging to transport sub-sectors. The final goal is to provide a relevant informative base, taking into consideration sub-sector differences useful to enhance awareness in security in the transport sector.


Transport security Security awareness Security preparedness Security maturity Critical infrastructure Benchmarking methodology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simona Cavallini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesca D’Onofrio
    • 1
  • Pedro Ferreira
    • 2
  • Anabela Simoes
    • 2
  • Nicanor Garcia
    • 3
  1. 1.Fondazione FORMITRomeItaly
  2. 2.Centro de Investigação em GestãoLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Autoridad Portuaria de GijónGijónSpain

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