Keywords: national critical infrastructures, NCIs, islanding, survival, dynamic segmentation, emergency management, cooperation, Canada, emergency preparedness, public safety, infrastructure interdependencies
Dynamic islanding of critical infrastructures: a suitable strategy to survive and mitigate extreme events
This paper presents specific guidelines for policymakers with the objective to develop and enhance cooperation among critical infrastructures operators. The proposed actions are an effective means to increase the resiliency of the National Critical Infrastructures (NCIs) based on a dynamic islanding scheme, which depends on the considered emergency scenario. The present work emerges in response to the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada Modernisation of the Emergency Preparedness Act consultation process (PSEPC, 2005) and is part of the Joint Infrastructure Interdependencies Research Project, sponsored by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada (PSEPC).