“The Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure against Emerging Security Challenges”, Ed. by Alessandro Niglia, IOS Press, 2015



Critical energy infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines, storage facilities and electricity grids are increasingly becoming the target of criminal and terrorist attacks.

This book contains the papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) ‘The Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure against Emerging Security Challenges’, held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in November 2014.The main objective of this ARW was to investigate the security risks to critical energy infrastructure, namely cyber and terrorist attacks, as well as to identify opportunities for public-private partnerships to meet these risks. The workshop served as a forum for experts and stakeholders from government, academia and the private sector to exchange information and best practice and to produce findings and recommendations for integrated security solutions involving close cooperation between public and private stakeholders.

Underlining the importance of a holistic approach to European energy security, this book will be of interest to all those involved in protecting critical energy infrastructure from a diverse range of threats.


Foreword | Karl A. Lamers

Preface | Alessandro Niglia and Giorgi Muchaidze

Opening Remarks | Alessandro Niglia

Part I – Critical Infrastructure Protection with a Focus on Energy Security: The International Framework, Existing Criteria and the Impact on Society

Critical Infrastructure Protection (CEIP) with a Focus on Energy Security | Alessandro Niglia

Changing the Approach to Energy Security: Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection in Context | Metodi Hadji-Janev

Augstsprieguma Tikls – Responsible Body for Transmission Infrastructure

Operation, Protection, Maintenance and Development in Latvia

Part II – Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection from Terrorist Attacks, Vandalism, Sabotage and Criminal Activity

The Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection Against Emerging Security Threats | Kutjim Proseku

Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Southern Gas Corridor Policies | Mesut Hakki Casin

Protection of Electricity Transmission Infrastructure from Natural Hazards: from Multi-Risk Assessment to Multi-Risk Governance | Nadejda Komendantova, Cyril Leroy and Antonella Battaglini

Part III – Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection from Cyber-Attacks

Smart Grid Technology. A New Challenge for Cybersecurity | Antonio Colella

Part IV – The Potential Role of NATO in CEIP and Public-Private Partnerships

The Potential Cooperation Between NATO and Private Risk Management, Companies in the Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure | Riccardo Dugulin

Part V – The Protection of the Trans-Adriatic Pipelines – TAP as a Case Study

Protecting Trans-Adriatic Pipeline – TAP as a Case Study  | Mario D’Agostini

Europe, Italy and TAP Project | Alessandro Ortis

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline – Focus and Impact on Albania | Stavri Dhima

Greece’s Contribution to the Security and Diversification of Gas Supply in Europe | Dimitrios Manolis

Part VI – Conclusions

Future Activities in Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection – Recommendations 

Farshad Mohammad-Avvali and Alessandro Niglia