Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia

Martin Neujahr

Mr. Martin Neujahr
Head of Business Unit ‘Critical Infrastructure Protection’
Bruker Corporation – Detection Division

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After graduating in Business Management and Computer Science at the German Armed Forces University (Munich) he held various positions in the German Air Force. Martin further graduated as General Staff Officer at the German Command and Staff College in Hamburg.
He was assigned to the Joint Staff of the Ministry of Defence to lead the german contribution to the NATO Concept Development & Experimentation programme. In this position he was german representative in various NATO Working Groups before he asked for retirement as Lieutenant Colonel (General Staff).
His industrial career brought him to IBM and Thales where he held positions as a Senior Managing Consultant and Regional Executive for civil and military security projects. At the same time Martin was Chairman of a NATO Industrial Advisory Sub Group before he joined Bruker in his current position.
He has focused on Critical Infrastructure Protection and innovative military solutions.

Critical Infrastructure Protection and CBRNE – the forgotten dimension?

In general Critical Infrastructures like transportation systems, energy production and distribution assets, telecommunication systems, government assets, financial services, water supply and key industries are threatened by five categories of threats:

– natural disasters, criminal attacks, terror attacks, accidents and computer network attacks.

The presentation will show examples for all threat categories as they happened in recent years.

All of those threat categories can include chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards as well as explosive materials (CBRNE) as a primary threat or as a secondary effect. CBRNE threats are not abstract but occurred several times all over the world. The presentation will show some examples for CBRNE related incidents.

Furthermore the presentation will point to challenges in CBRNE related CI protection like

– the lack of understanding today’s threats,
– the lack of legal frameworks for protection standards,
– the lack of international standards,
– the large number of stakeholders (compared to the military world) and the
– lack of interagency interaction for CI protection.

The presentation will show solution approaches in the domains of strategy, organization, training, equipment, infrastructure, procedures and interoperability.

The presentation will not discuss concrete devices by Bruker nor will the presentation be set up as an advertisement.