Päivi Mattila



Dr. Päivi Mattila

EU-HYBNET coordinator (Laurea)
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Hybrid Threats and Critical Infrastructure Domain - Need for Information Sharing between Critical Infrastructure Entities to Enhanced Vulnerability and Risk Analysis/ Threat Modelling


The presentation will highlight variety of Hybrid Threats that may take place in Critical Infrastructure (CI) landscape.  The need to be prepared for the variety of threats underlines demand for enhanced information sharing between CI operators and entities. Therefore, it will be highlighted what kind of external and internal information, and in what level, is seen valuable to be shared between CI operators in order to support their enhanced vulnerability and risk analysis/ threat modelling. The need for information sharing is also part of the European Union Critical Entities Resilience (CER) Directive proposal and hence reference to the document and present CI European policy context will be given. Lastly, an EC funded project EU-HYBNET (“Empowering a pan-European Network for Countering Hybrid Threats, GA. 883054) will be shortly presented focusing especially the project’s latest findings on CI operations threats and possible solutions to counter hybrid threats, also in the context of enhanced information sharing.


About the Speaker

Päivi Mattila, PhD, holds a position of Director of Security Research Program at Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland), and she is responsible for quality and growth and strategic goals of Laurea security RD activities. Dr. Mattila is the coordinator of the EC funded EU-HYBNET (Empowering a pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats, GA No. 883054) project. She is a Doctor of Philosophy (general history). Formerly she has worked as the head of the Project and Development Unit at the Crisis Management Centre Finland (CMC Finland) and for the Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv and in the Finnish Institute in the Middle East alike in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland.