SECMAN - Security Risk Management Processes for Road Infrastructures

Road Infrastructures
Security Manual

The project SECMAN aims to develop a practical process for the identification of critical infrastructures in Europe. Furthermore, the assessment of these infrastructures in a structured and comparable way as well as the determination of effective protection and mitigation measures is an integral part of SECMAN.

These methodologies will be summarized and combined into a comprehensive best-practice manual which allows for a trans-national structured and holistic security-risk-management approach for owners and operators of road infrastructures in Europe.

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SecMan Software

Result of the project SecMan is the software for objects ranking according to the CAV-matrix (Criticality-Attractiveness-Vulnerability) and measures selection process.

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The final version of the Manual

The SecMan Consortium is proud to announce that the final version of the “Security Manual for European Road Infrastructure” is available for download.

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About the project

“The transport network in Europe is probably one of the most important systems for our economy and society.”

Motivation

Trans-national transport routes play a vital role in goods traffic and the supply of the population. In this respect, critical road infrastructures like bridges or tunnels can have a bottle-neck function, any disturbance of which could lead to negative consequences for the population and the economy.

How can we deal with this issue? Up to date, no common processes, methodologies or standards exist. However, there is an apparent need for harmonization of security measures for road infrastructures. A trans-national risk management approach would increase prevention possibilities and facilitate as well as accelerate reaction in case of an event.

Objective

The project SECMAN aims to develop a practical process for the identification of critical infrastructures in Europe. Furthermore, the assessment of these infrastructures in a structured and comparable way as well as the determination of effective protection and mitigation measures is foreseen. Additionally, these methodologies will be summarized and combined into a comprehensive best-practice manual which allows for a trans-national structured and holistic security-risk-management approach.

Expected Results

The result of the project will be a security-risk-management guideline for the protection of critical infrastructures on European highways. The target groups for the manual are the administrative authorities in the respective Member States as well as the owners and operators of road infrastructures, the security officers of bridges or tunnels and interested researchers and policy-makers.

The manual allows owners and operators of critical infrastructures to identify, quantify and assess the security risks and determine possible protection measures. Hence, the protection of the infrastructure users and the infrastructures itself are enhanced.

Project structure

“The methodologies will be summarized and combined into a comprehensive best-practice manual.”

Work package 1

State of the Art

Analysis of the state of the art regarding current and completed research projects as well as relevant literature

Work package 2

Survey and Interviews

Survey and interviews with owners and operators of road infrastructures regarding security risk management for bridges and tunnels

Work package 3

Scenarios for Infrastructures

Identification of relevant infrastructure specific scenarios based on existing threat analyses

Work package 4

Assessment of Security Risks

Methodology for identification, quantification, analysis and assessment of security risks

Work package 5

Measures

Recommendations for structural, operational and organisational prevention / mitigation measures with estimation of their effectiveness

Work package 6

Manual

Preparation and elaboration of a substantial security risk manual for road infrastructures

Work package 7

Demons­tration and Validation

Exemplary manuals for a TEN−T road bridge and tunnel

> Current stage of the project

Publications

“The manual allows owners and operators of critical infrastructures to identify, quantify and assess the security risks and determine protection measures.”

Project documents

After we have received feedback on our questionnaire, you can find a selection of the results here. Although the turnout was quite small, we were still able to draw a couple of qualitative conclusions. The tables depict, in our opinion, the most interesting tendencies which we were able to identify.
Results from the SecMan Questionnaire
(PDF, 170KB)

SECMAN Questionnaire (XLS, 140KB)

Current stage of the project (PDF, 123KB)

Security Manual for European Road Infrastructure

After two years of intensive work, we are proud to present you the final version of our “Security Manual for European Road Infrastructure”. The manual is available in 4 languages, English, French, German and Spanish. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the manual, please send an e-mail to secman@bast.de, indicating your name, address and function.

> Final version of the Manual in English
> Final version of the Manual in German
> Final version of the Manual in Spanish
> Final version of the Manual in French

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Project partners

“Trans-national transport routes play a vital role in goods traffic and the supply of the population.”

BASt logo

BASt

Federal Highway Research Institute, Section B3 – Tunnel and Foundation Engineering, Tunnel Operation, Civil Security (Germany)

www.bast.de

ILF logo

ILF ZT GmbH

Consulting Engineers (Austria)

www.ilf.com

DARS logo

DARS d.d.

Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia)

www.dars.si

Elea iC logo

ELEA iC d.o.o.

Consulting Engineers (Slovenia)

www.elea.si

 

Funding

The project SECMAN is funded by the Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks Programme (CIPS), European Commission – Directorate-General Home Affairs.

ec.europa.eu

Contact

“There is an apparent need for harmonization of security measures for road infrastructures.”

More information

For more information please contact:

BASt

Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen
Federal Highway Research Institute

Brüderstrasse 53
D-51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Germany

Phone: +49 2204 43-858
E-mail: secman@bast.de

 

Links

Other national and European research projects:


SKRIBT

SKRIBT
Protection of critical bridges and tunnels in the course of roads
www.skribt.org


SeRoN

SeRoN
Security of Road Transport Networks
www.seron-project.eu

SecMan Software

SecMan software

Result of the project SecMan is the software for objects ranking according to the CAV-matrix (Criticality-Attractiveness-Vulnerability) and measures selection process.

To start Objects ranking software, download and extract the SecMan software.rar file and double click on the file CAV-Matrix_software.xlsm in the folder 3-CAV-matrix_software. User guide is included in the same folder.

To start Measures selection software, download and extract the SecMan software.rar file and double click on the file Measure selection Software.xls in the folder 4-Measure_selection_software. User guide is included in the same folder.