Modern society depends on multiple interdependent critical infrastructures, all of which increasingly rely on complex software and SCADA systems to operate. How vulnerable are we when these systems are hacked, power is interrupted, or hardware and data are damaged or lost through Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) effects of natural or weapons origins? The brand new Executive Order 13865 on EMP provides awareness and expectations regarding this severe threat capable of compounding or dwarfing other known hazards to civilian and military infrastructure systems. Come learn about emerging definitions and metrics for infrastructure resilience and approaches to better recognize, prepare for, and recover from threats here in New England. Our Moderator and two Speakers are recognized nationally for their expertise on infrastructure resilience focusing on cyber vulnerabilities.
Wendi Goldsmith, PhD, CEO, EMP R&D LLC
, Co-Founder and President, Foundation for Resilient Societies
Igor Linkov, PhD, Risk and Decision Science Focus Lead, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center