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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)

'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 »

PSSI's Third 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

19.10.2017

The third Briefing Paper to come out of our 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 ... more »

PSSI publishes article on space hybrid warfare deterrence via economic and financial tools

21.09.2017

An article by PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, entitled “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means” was recently published in The Space Review. It proposes that the ... more »

PSSI to host a lecture on the subject of cyber security on 18 September 2017

14.09.2017

PSSI is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Daniel P. Bagge (Director of Cyber Security Policies Department, National Cyber and Information Security Agency, Czech Republic) entitled “Cyber (in)security.” The talk will address the ... more »

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 »