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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 Second Briefing Paper in the Project Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation

19.07.2017

The second Briefing Paper of the project "Identification of Instruments for the Protection of the Czech Republic from the Non-standard Economic Behavior of the Russian Federation" is now available! This time we focus on "The Role of Russian ... more »

The Call for Applications to Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program (RMSSP) 2017/2018 is Now Open!

17.07.2017

Are you interested in international and domestic security affairs? Would you like to become a well-equipped professional capable of understanding the complex national security problems and foreign policy issues of the 21st century? Apply to the Robinson-Martin ... more »

PSSI launched its 13th NATO Summer School in Měřín, Czech Republic

10.07.2017

In cooperation with NATO's Public Diplomacy Division, PSSI kicked off its 13th NATO summer school “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“, which is being held between July 9 - 15, 2017 in Měřín. Over 20 security-minded students from ... more »

PSSI Contributed to CIR Report "Information warfare in the Internet"

03.07.2017

PSSI contributed to the publication "Information warfare in the Internet: Countering Pro-Kremlin Disinformation in the CEE Countries"  that offers recommendations such as teaching children to distinguish fake news from the real ones; naming ... more »

PSSI released a video from the second rountable on Russia's influence activities

15.06.2017

On April 5, PSSI and CEID co-organized a closed-door roundtable that presented preliminary findings from two ongoing projects – “The Development of Economic Relations Between V4 and Russia: Before and After Ukraine” and “Raising ... more »

PSSI launches a project on identification of instruments for the protection of the Czech Republic from the non-standard economic behavior of the Russian Federation

24.05.2017

The use of economic and financial instruments to achieve political goals is an important element of the foreign, defense and development policies of each state. The way in which this power is exercised externally or how it treats foreign investors, almost ... more »