JENNIFER GIROUX

Latest Developments

Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability Expertise
  • Head of the Targeting Energy Infrastructure project at CSS / ETH Zurich; Developed the Energy Infrastructure Attack Database (EIAD), a comprehensive open-source dataset that systematically organizes information on reported attacks to energy infrastructure that have been carried out by non-state actors, 1980-2011 (Key collaborator: the Paul Scherrer Institute)
  • In 2012, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) supported data analysis of EIAD and 3 cases studies in Liberia, Colombia, and Nigeria - thus bringing an ethnographic and comparative quality to the Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability study. Looking ahead we hope to conduct more case studies and develop some predictive capacity so that EIAD can be used as a tool to anticipate hotspots in energy supplying and transit regions.
  • Interested in the topic? Check out the Tracking Energy Attacks Blog
  • Jennifer is a member of the ASIS Petrochemical, Chemical & Extractive Industry Security Council and will support the Council’s work, particularly in helping to produce a guide on operating in remote and hazardous locations

Media & Recent Publications
  • Published analysis for Security Europe (SecEUR) on NATO’s role in security of energy infrastructures; Co-authored news brief on In Amenas gas facility siege for USIP Olive Branch and broader trends in energy infrastructure targeting for Fletcher Forum; Interviews on the latest developments in Algeria with the Wall Street Journal and security situation in Nigeria with WPR (here) and Reuters (available here and here)