Contingency Planning and the Impact of Pandemics on Computational Infrastructures
Wednesday 13th January 2010, 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Professor Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow.
Room G.07, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB - map (click on Informatics Forum in the list of buildings).
This talk is free of charge. Refreshments available from 6:00 pm.
Over the last three years, Professor Johnson has been involved in a series of projects that are intended to increase the resilience of Europe's critical infrastructures against a number of potential threats.
Tthe impact of large-scale flood events on telecommunications networks and on the Internet have been considered. The impact of deliberate insider threats to software infrastructures, for example in Air Traffic Management have been considered. However, the focus of this talk is on the contingency plans that have been drawn up by commercial and government agencies around Europe for dealing with possible pandemics, including both H1N1 and H5N1 outbreaks.
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