CI-PAC Project overview

The aim of the project is to focus on critical infrastructure (CI) protection against adversary using high-risk chemicals or dangerous goods. The objective is to develop a set of tools, enabling critical infrastructure operators, security experts, security systems architects and designers the quantitative assessment and evaluation of effectiveness of current or planned physical protection systems of critical infrastructure sites in the context of adversary attack mounted onto these assets using industrial strength chemicals or dangerous goods.

CI-PAC project goals and expected results

  • development of methodology enabling the design and verification of effective critical infrastructure protection measures against chemicals attack
  • development of software, supporting quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of the critical infrastructure protection system with respect to the particular scenarios of chemicals attack
  • development of criteria and indicators of effectiveness of industrial-strength chemicals and dangerous goods with respect to the terrorist attack, including the determination of terrorism exploitable chemicals and high-risk dangerous goods and their properties
  • assembly of reference scenarios of chemicals attack, mounted against critical infrastructure sites and operations


The expected beneficiaries are the operators of critical infrastructure sites across the European Union member states, together with the physical security systems designers and architects of these sites, including relevant governmental organizations, responsible for the compliance and review of the critical infrastructure protection measures.

The CI-PAC project is a research project funded by the European Commission within the Terrorism and other Security-related Risks (CIPS) Programme.

The CI-PAC project started on July 1st, 2015. Project duration is 24 months.