Infrastructure Resilience - ELVIRA

The Elvira project develops time-based infrastructure dependency analysis for the power-grid to model risk assessment and resilience index, which assist decision makers in anticipating failures and their cascading effects.

Project description

First ELVIRA Workshop on Threat Modeling and Resilience of Critical Infrastructures

Venue: 7A Centralen, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm, Date/Time: October 24, 2017, 9:30-16:00

Critical infrastructure such as the power grid, the traffic network, healthcare, water supply and others are vital for keeping the society striving. The ELVIRA project supported by the European funds on internal security (ISF) aims at increasing the understanding of cascading effects of failures of critical infrastructure components, in particular the power grid. ELVIRA focuses on modelling critical infrastructure networks, collecting real-time data about the true state of the network, as well as on algorithms that forecast the imminent consequences of failures in the network.

The workshop is the initial open workshop of the ELVIRA project and shall bring together representatives of the network operators and researchers in the fields of planning, managing, monitoring, and analyzing networks of critical infrastructure. The project is currently in its initial phase, giving you the opportunity to influence it by providing your perspective on the security challenges.The workshop aims to gather domain knowledge from participating experts and to discuss the following questions:

  • Given our different backgrounds, what are the main threats to the security and function of critical infrastructures (in particular the power grid)?
  • What are the components of critical infrastructures and in which way do they depend on each other (cascading effects)? What are our experiences and knowledge concerning cascading effects? Which are the key components and dependencies that might lead to such major events?
  • Which data sources can be utilized to assess the current status of a critical infrastructure network? Which relevant data sources are you aware of in your organization or from your background? 

The workshop will start with an introduction to the ELVIRA project. After an introductory round, the workshop participants jointly discuss the challenges facing today’s critical infrastructures. The results shall be the basis for possible joint collaborations on critical infrastrcuture protection subjects.

The meeting aims at raising awareness on cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and create collaboration opportunities between relevant stakeholders. 

Please confirm your participation by email to , subject line: "ELVIRA-Workshop 2017" by Oct. 17.

Further information about ELVIRA project and the preliminary workshop program is made available via our website

Welcome to the workshop in Stockholm!


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Financed by: The European Union - The Internal Security Fund

Project leader


01/09/2017: Elvira publication to be presented at the 2017 International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2017), in Lucca, Italy. 

21/06/2017: First Elvira Workshop announced!

05/06/2017: ELVIRA members contribute to ACM SIGMETRICS Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Network Security, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. 

16/03/2017: ELVIRA members participate in the  EU "Cascading Effects Conference" in Brussels, Belgium. 

The project in short

Full-name of the project:
Threat modeling and resilience of critical infrastructures

March 2017 to February 2020

Funded by:
The European Union - The Internal Security Fund

Project partner: 
Combitech AB

Participating researchers:

Jianguo Ding, Senior Lecturer in Informatics

Yacine Atif, Associate Professor in Informatics

Manfred Jeusfeld, Senior Lecturer in Informatics

Birgitta Lindström, Senior Lecturer in Informatics

Sten F. Andler, Professor in Informatics

Yuning Jiang, Ph.D. Student

Tina Lindgren, Security Expert, Combitech AB 

Christoffer Brax, Systems Engineer, Combitech AB

Daniel Haglund, Security Expert, Combitech AB 

Bengt Tornkvist, Senior project manager, Combitech AB

Eva Nero, Software Engineer, Combitech AB