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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)

Senior Fellow and Former Executive Director Petr Pelz Departs PSSI.

19.01.2018

In the course of his distinguished career, Ambassador Pelz served as a Secretary of the National Intelligence Committee, Chief of the Military Intelligence Service and Director of Defence Intelligence of the Czech Republic. He was also ... more »

PSSI publishes a new study comparing the Czech and Polish approaches to China

31.12.2017

The study titled "Comparing the Czech-Polish Approach to China: Assessing Both Challenges and Opportunities from the Security-Minded Perspective" was prepared in collaboration with our Polish partners from the Centre for International Relations ... more »

PSSI Contributes to Mitchell Institute’s Policy Paper on Major Space Policy Issues

05.12.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to a study entitled “Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations” that was released during a panel discussion hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace ... more »

PSSI's new publication "United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" is now available!

28.11.2017

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Kremlin's Leverage in the Visegrad Countries" maps out Kremlin’s regional ploys and compares the different approaches Russia uses for the Central European countries. Executive summaries also ... more »

'Harsh Expectations Versus a Modest Reality' - the final publication of the project "Economic Relations Between the Visegrad Countries and Russia: Before and After Ukraine" is now available.

06.11.2017

The Russian annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the war in Eastern Ukraine represented a major shift in relations with Russia for the Visegrad countries. The tensions between Russia and the West had a significant impact on mutual economic ties ... more »

PSSI and Charles University to hold three public lectures on space security

22.10.2017

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, are organizing a series of three public lectures on the topic of space security. On November 8, an international law expert and Czech diplomat ... more »