March 16-18th, 2018


Resilient Critical Infrastructure and Antiterrorism - National and International Cooperation

Hotel Sheraton, Zagreb, Croatia

Day 1: Friday 16 of March 2018

Arrival and Registration at Sheraton Hotel Zagreb (Sheraton Hotel Zagreb Location map)

10:00 - 11.00 Opening Ceremony

Dr. Gordan Akrap, St. George Associatiokon/Hybrid Warfare Research Institute, Zagreb
Prof.dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel: A Year Between Two Zagreb Security Forums in review

Guests of Honour:
Mr. Tomislav Ćorić, minister of energy and environment protection


Panel I: Resilient Critical Infrastructure – Strategic Approach
Chair: Prof.dr. Miroslav Tuđman, St. George Association, Zagreb
Emmanuel Roux (Special representative of INTERPOL to the UN)  
Prof.dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 


12:30-13:00  Coffee Break


Panel II: Director’s Cut
Panel of the former intelligence and security services directors – Adaptability of intelligence and security services to a new CIP challenges – with focus on Hybrid Warfare domain
Chair: Prof.dr. Shlomo Shpiro, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Prof.dr. Iztok Podbregar, Slovenia

14:30-16:30 Lunch


Panel III A: Resilience and International Cooperation
Chair: Gen. (ret.) Josi Peled, Israel
Alessandro Lazari, PhD, European Commission:
How to build a community of experts in CIP?
Vlasta Zekulić (NATO HQ ESCD), Christopher Godwin (OAKAS Ltd), Jeniffer Cole (Royal United Services Institute):
From International Strategy to Local Operation: the CI challenge
Adrian Hanni, PhD:
International Cooperation in preventing terrorist attacks on CI: What we can learn from the past?

Panel III B: Cyber Resilience
Chair: Robert Zunac, Information Systems Security Bureau (ISSB), Croatia (tbc)
Nikoloz Khatiashvili, Parliament of Georgia: Georgian Cyber Reform: From 2008 Russian Georgian Conflict till now
David Gioe, PhD, US Army Cyber Institute at West Point US Military Academy, and Professor Michael S. Goodman, King's College, London, UK:

Russian InfoOps, and Cyber operations and CIP 

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence CoE

20:00 -

Reception for Conference participants Dverce Palace, Katarinin trg 6



Day 2: Saturday, 17 of March 2018


Panel IV A: Resilience and Social cooperation
Chair: Prof.Dr. Mladen Vedriš, University of Zagreb, Croatia
General (res.) Ephraim Lapid, Dr., Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel:
The Municipality as an Essential Factor in Promoting Resilience During Emergency and Terror: The Israeli Experience
Polona Šprajc, PhD, University of Maribor:
A Resilience Based Approach to CI and Social Safety Issues
Laris Gaiser, PhD, ITSTIME, Italy:
European CIP: The need for a regional approach 

Panel IV B: Maritime Security as an Integral Part of the International CIP
Chair: Dr. Gordan Akrap, St. George Association/Hybrid Warfare Research Institute, Zagreb
Tonči Prodan, PhD, Portus et Navem:
Endangering Maritime Security – Risk Scenarios and Countermeasures
Dr. Antonia Dimou, Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Senior fellow at Center for Middle East Development, UCLA, US: 
Protecting Mediterranean Critical Energy Infrastructures Against terrorist Attacks and Cyber Threats

10:30-11:00   Coffee Break


Panel V A: CIP – Energy 
Chair: prof.dr. John Nomikos, RIEAS, Greece
Jack Clark, PhD (George Marshall Center – European center for Security Studies) (tbc)
Velimir Ostoić, Adriatic Security Solutions:
Resilience of Oil and LNG Maritime terminals  
Vlado Zorić (Janaf d.d.)
Anna Abelmann, IIHA, Germany:
Securing Energy Supply in Time of Energy Transition Process and Terror Threat–Chances and Challenges: The German Case

Panel V B: New Approaches toward CI Resilience
Chair: prof.dr. Marc Cools, University of Gent
Prof. Alexander Bligh, the Israeli Government Chief Scientist
Prof.dr.Frosina Remenski, University of Skopje:
Critical Infrastructure Protection – case of FYROM 
Dr. Giliam de Valk, University of Leiden:
A new Tool to Assessed Vulnerability of CI to terrorist attacks 

Yvan de Mesmaeker, European Corporate Security Association:
Setting up the Security and Resilience of CI 


12:30-13:00   Coffee Break


Panel VI A: Cyber resiliance B

Chair: prof.dr. Zoran Keković, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Gen. (ret.) Yair Cohen, TSG IT: 
SCADA – The Most attractive Target for Terrorism against CI
Roman Domović, PhD:
Internet of Things as a new battlefield in the defense of Resilient CI   
Prof.dr.Slavko Vidović, Hrvoje Sagrak, INFODOM:
Smart solutions for CIIP

Panel VI B: CI Resilience and Terrorism and OC threats
Chair: Robert Mikac, University of Zagreb
Jelle Jansens, PhD, University of Gent: Vulnerability and Resilience:
Perspectives from organised crime research
Zoran Dragišić, Phd, Darko Trifunović, PhD, University of Belgrade:
Elements of Critical Infrastructure Resilience
Michael Fredholm, PhD, University of Stockholm:
The Threat to CEI from Terrorist Groups affiliated to ISIL

19.00 Hotel Sheraton

Dinner for speakers, panel chairs and sponsors



Day 3: Sunday, 18 of March 2018

09:00-10:30 Closed session workshop – Future challenges, Joint Responses

Prof.Dr. Shlomo Shpiro and dr. Gordan Akrap

The aim of this session is to integrate the lessons learned from the individual presentations of the previous two days, both in terms of threat analysis and of networked responses. Furthermore, this session will facilitate a wider discussion on the needs for joint capacity building, intensive interoperability, and mutual multi-level crisis assistance.