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Framework for Operational Resilience Management of Critical Infrastructures and Organizations

Lichte, Daniel and Sill Torres, Frank and Engler, Evelin (2022) Framework for Operational Resilience Management of Critical Infrastructures and Organizations. Infrastructures, 7 (5). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/infrastructures7050070. ISSN 2412-3811.

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Progressing digitalization and networking of systems and organizations representing Critical Infrastructures opens promising new potentials and opportunities, which on the downside, are accompanied by rising complexity and increasingly opaque interdependencies. The consequently increasing lack of knowledge leads to uncertainties affecting risk assessment and decision-making in case of adverse events. This trend motivated recent discussions and developments in risk science, emphasizing the need to handle such uncertainties. Complementarily, research in the resilience domain focuses on system capabilities to handle surprising hazardous situations. Several frameworks presented in the literature aim at combining both perspectives but either lack the focus on operational management, have a rather theoretical approach, or are designed for specific applications. Based on this observation, we propose an approach that integrates resilience management into the actual operation of Critical Infrastructure Systems and Organizations by providing an operational process that coordinates the fundamental resilience capabilities of responding, monitoring, anticipation, and learning. Furthermore, we tackle the challenge of uncertainties resulting from a lack of knowledge by aligning the concepts of digital twin and resilience management. The proposed framework is extensively discussed, and required processes are presented in detail. Eventually, its applicability and potential are reviewed by means of a complex hazardous situation at a Bavarian district heating power plant.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186614/
Document Type:Article
Title:Framework for Operational Resilience Management of Critical Infrastructures and Organizations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Lichte, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3314-5823UNSPECIFIED
Sill Torres, FrankUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4028-455XUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Infrastructures
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:resilience; risk; resilience management; digital twin; uncertainties; operational framework
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures
Institute of Communication and Navigation
Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures > Resilience – Models and Methods
Deposited By: Lichte, Dr.-Ing. Daniel
Deposited On:30 May 2022 08:09
Last Modified:08 Jun 2022 12:22

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