Rampart projectDevelopment of a Risk AssessMent toolbox for the Prevention and reduction of terrorist Attacks on metRo and light-rail criTical infrastructures.
The importance of having an overall strategy to protect critical infrastructures (CI) increased in the last ten years, becoming a highly sensitive topic for infrastructure managers and operators. Currently CI managers and operators find difficulties in the definition of risk assessment and particularly recognize the lack of a common understanding and guidance in the selection of countermeasures to protect a CI and to evaluate the cost/effectiveness of these choices. This could lead to misinterpretation of the guidance or misalignments between similar Operator Security Plans, especially related to the qualitative and subjective assessment of security issues.
For these reasons the RAMPART project aims at developing a methodology and a support toolbox for assessing the risks which metro and light-rail CIs are subjected to from terrorism, and to evaluate the cost/effectiveness ratio deriving from the selection and implementation of a set of countermeasures.