— Prepare an inception report to confirm the details of the task assignment.
— Carry out an on-site visit to review the EURDEP system components in Luxembourg (DG Energy) and Italy (JRC Ispra) in order to assess the technical systems, software, physical security arrangements and information security arrangements.
— Carry out a review of the mirror FTP sites maintained by the EURDEP counterparts Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) and Federal Environmental Emergency Response Centre of Roshydromet (FEERC) in order to assess physical security arrangements and information security arrangements.
— Carry out a review of the EURDEP websites (public and private) in order to assess reliability, scalability, information security and user experience design (UX) — in particular interaction design.
— Carry out a number of stress tests on system operation during a nuclear emergency, i.e. simulate a situation where the number of EURDEP public website users increases significantly and assess the website performance.
— Carry out a risk assessment on system hardware and software, in particular on hosting continuity, software reliability and possible impacts by 3rd party components e.g. ECAS authentication.
— Prepare the final report. This is the result of the completed project and should provide a comprehensive overview of the current technical arrangements, communication solutions and the websites. In addition the report should contain the results of the risk assessment and the stress tests and proposals for technical improvements on short and long-term (next 10 years), including possible proposals to improve system scalability, security and user experience design (UX).