First Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection Course in Kuwait
By Liliana Serban
NSO Course Director and NPS Liaison Officer
From 11-15 Feb 18, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) co-hosted the first Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection (CEIP) Course at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait.
The course was organized under the auspices of NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and brought together experts from Kuwait, NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division, the NSO, the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE), and Georgetown University, Washington DC.
The event was attended by over 30 students from various government agencies in the region. It featured lectures on NATO’s and national approaches to energy security, CEIP and resilience, regional conflicts as a threat to CEIP, evolving cyber and terrorist threats to energy infrastructure, methodologies for risk analysis and mitigation, and best practices on Kuwait’s private sector approach on improving resilience in the energy domain. (read more on the NATO website ...)