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Report on Challenges for SCIs

Walther, Gerald; Jovanović, Milos; Vollmer, Maike; Desmond, Gerard; Choudhary, Amrita; Székely, Zoltán; Sanne, Johan; Klimek, Peter; Bezrukov, Dmitrij; Koivisto, Raija; Molarius, Riitta; Mascari, I.; Stumphauser, Imre; Knape, Thomas; Bergfors, Linus; Buhr, Katerina; Jovanović, Aleksandar; Albrecht, Nils; Warkentin, Sebastian; Devarajan, J.; Tetlak, K.; Auerkari, P.; Tuurna, Satu; Pohja, R.; Santamaría, Nestor Alfonzo; Nikolic, Mirjana; Blazevic, Dragana; Eremić, Svetozar

The report discusses the challenges posed by four types of threats -terrorist attacks, cyber attacks, extreme weather and social unrest- on the SmartResilience case studies.

The way this analysis was conducted was by assessing these threats using a 5x5 framework matrix. The two axes of the matrix were phases (understand risks, anticipate/prepare, absorb/withstand, respond/recover, adapt/learn) and dimensions (system/physical, information/data, organizational/business, societal/political, cognitive/decision-making). Each individual matrix block was discussed by subject experts who identified specific challenges and implications for each matrix element and rated its relevance (high, medium, low).

In terms of the results, the system/physical dimension received the highest number of important challenges. Overall, the most important singular element was to understand risks in the organizational/business dimension. The least importance was attributed to the adapt/learn phase.

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