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Modern society is characterized by the increasing interdependence between the actors of the international environment, in the conditions of globalization of all the fields of social life. Increasing interdependencies, together with the emergence of new risks and threats, which attempt to exploit systemic vulnerabilities, which are increasingly numerous and difficult to eliminate, bring a new issue to states and other security environment actors: to ensure the protection the infrastructure elements that are indispensable to the normal activity of the population, economic agents, nongovernmental organizations and state institutions. Critical Infrastructure Protection becomes an important point on the agenda of all decision-makers who are in a position to counter the asymmetric threats that jeopardize national interests and democratic values. Due to the multiplication of risks and threats and the multiplication of interdependencies between the various infrastructure elements, the protection of critical infrastructures can not be achieved effectively only by ensuring their physical protection. The cascading effects of a disturbance can be felt at the level of society as a whole, and it is therefore necessary to address the issue of ensuring the protection of critical infrastructures in a comprehensive manner including infrastructure and community resilience issues.
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Dorel Badea, Romana Oancea, Marian Coman and Cristian Ionescu
Critical infrastructures protection research field is booming today because of the practical aspects and sometimes by taking in consideration its imminence character which should be addressed to it. The complexity of this domain originates from critical infrastructures architectures, dominated by the local or regional interdependencies and by the necessity feature of ensuring proper functionality, all in a framework of analysis characterized by unprecedented diversification of physical and / or virtual threats. In this context, this article analyzes (theoretical and based on a practical study) the possibility of using scenarios as a high form of contextual representation method.
In order to first Baltic LNG terminal in Świnoujście construction, issues concerning maritime critical infrastructure protection as a part of Maritime Security appeared. With the increasing natural gas demand LNG terminal in Świnoujście could be a possible terrorist attack target as well as the LNG carriers crossing the choke point of Baltic Straits and sailing through the littoral waters of Polish and other Baltic counties coastline. Experts do not fully agree on possible effects and results of successful terrorist assault on LNG carrier at sea nor at harbor.
Unmanned platforms begin to play prominent role in military, oceanography or academic applications. With the announcement of reducing the hazard for deck operators especially in high-risk regions, it is predicted that unmanned platforms will play crucial role in Maritime Security systems in the nearest future. This paper discusses the design of the USV dedicated to LNG terminal protection tasks introduces potential equipment options and missions scenarios of first Polish unmanned platform ‘Edredon’.
 European Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection.
 Polish Parliament act of 26 April 2007 on Crisis Management, final version 31.12.2010, including amendments.
 Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 30 April 2010 on CriticalInfrastructureProtection Plans.
 Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 30 April 2010 on National Critical
Adriana Alexandru, Victor Vevera and Ella Magdalena Ciupercă
The link between national security and the protection of critical infrastructure is vital to the progress of any society and its proper social functioning. The term critical infrastructure was developed by the United States in the 1990s and it has evolved in time; nowadays, most of the current definitions include the security dimension in their content. Along with its many benefits, the technological advancement has brought with it the diversification of threats that could lead to the malfunctioning of critical infrastructures. The new weapons of the 21st century and the new asymmetric threats constitute real dangers to the good functioning of every critical infrastructure. Once they may be interrupted, the normal functioning of the whole society would be endangered because of the domino effects it causes. In this article we will look at how the link between critical infrastructure and national security is reflected in national regulations and crisis scenarios, highlighting the main strengths and the existing legislative gaps along with discussing their applicability.
The paper presents the issues associated with the domestic construction of unmanned surface vessels, which are in the limelight of western counties as one of the reinforcing elements of internal security and maritime economy. Also discussed are some experiences from construction of the first such vessel named ‘Edredon’, and on the example of Gdansk Bay and the seaport of Gdynia a number of selected tasks that can be carried out by a vessel in the process of state’s maritime services protection, and in monitoring and protection of the seaports and objects of critical infrastructure. Moreover, the directions for further development (autonomous vessels, in particular) that can be accomplished in a short period of time, based on domestic scientific abilities and shipbuilding industry are indicated.
 Art 3 letter c) from the Emergency Ordinance of the Romanian Government No. 98, of 3 November 2010, on the identification, designation and protection of critical infrastructure
 The Romanian Government decision No. 718/2011 approving the National strategy for criticalinfrastructureprotection
Directive No. the Council of Europe, 114 of 8 December 2008 on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructure and the assessment of the need to improve their protection