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An international conference was held in Kiev within the project framework "(Cyber) Securing Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure"

06.10.2016

On September 27, an international conference was held in Kiev within the project framework "(Cyber) Securing Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure." PSSI is a project partner in this endeavour, which seeks to identify the needs and gaps in Ukraine’s energy law and to share the knowledge on cyber-related issues among the expert community, policy makers, and  private businesses.

European energy companies are increasingly concerned about the threat of hackers targeting industrial control systems. With pieces of malware such as Energetic Bear or Sandworm, since at least 2013 cyber attacks became more sophisticated and Ukraine's example from December 2015 proves this point. It was the first known example of hacking, which brought down a major power network leaving around 700,000 residents in Western Ukraine without electricity.

Given the tense geopolitical situation, it is imperative to provide a comprehensive platform for raising the issue of energy and cyber security in the Visegrad region and Ukraine and to find opportunities to strengthen regional cooperation.

Read the report from the conference (in Polish)

PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Authored a Paper on Information Warfare and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations

20.06.2018

The paper is based on the main ideas and opinions that were stated during a panel discussion held during the 2018 NGO Market in Prague, Czech Republic, about the role of NGOs in information warfare. The discussion moderated by Jonáš ... more »

PSSI Participated in the Project “Media Literacy Weeks”

14.06.2018

On June 14, 2018, PSSI organized a workshop for high-school students focused on the work of non-governmental organizations and their role in democratic society. The workshop was held at the Business Academy and Language School in Liberec. Students learned ... more »

PSSI Delivered Guest Lecture on Law and Space Security

30.05.2018

On May 31, 2018, PSSI Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on "Law and Space Security" at the Charles University in Prague as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s ... more »

PSSI Held a Workshop within the Framework of the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.”

29.05.2018

On May 29-30, PSSI held a workshop within the framework of its newly launched project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities.” The workshop sought to get together the project team consisting ... more »

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »