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PSSI held a lecture with Daniel Bagge, Director of Cyber Security Policies Department at the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC)

01.12.2016

Participants of the PSSI security scholars program had a unique privilege to hear a lecture by Daniel Bagge, Director of Cyber Security Policies Department at the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) in Brno. 

At first, Mr Bagge provided a brief introduction into what cyber security is and how its various aspects affect our daily lives. It was pointed out that with the rise of Internet and related technologies, cyberspace offers both opportunities and possible challenges. Since the pace of cyber attacks increases every year, cyberspace has now rightly been recognized as the fifth domain of warfare. This shift in thinking also means that cyber defense is being taken more seriously and a series of countries are already taking proactive measures to address this challenge.

The main topic of the lecture was the presentation of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in Brno, which is subordinate to the National Security Authority (NSA). It is important to bear in mind that this institution is only one from the network of organizations that protect cyberspace in the Czech Republic. Since its inception, NCSC has been able to gain a remarkable reputation. It has a unique structure, which brings together technical and analytical experts. They also conduct a number of realistic and sophisticated exercises by using innovative approaches.

Discussions then addressed the issue of cyber security within Czech institutions. Since this problem is still relatively new; the current situation is far from ideal. On the other hand Mr Bagge pointed out several positive examples such as a very capable police department for combating cyber crime in Brno. Yet, the key to increasing cyber security remains to be in the realm of  greater focus on education and improved general awareness.

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 »

PSSI is launching a new project focusing on China

17.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce the launch of its newest project - Comparative Analysis of the  Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road (OBOR). China's charm offensive across the Visegrad region and the Balkans has been unprecedented ... more »

PSSI to hold a public lecture on space security (May 18, 2018)

10.05.2018

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, will hold a public lecture on space security.  Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA) Kai-Uwe Schrogl ... more »

PSSI has launched a new project: "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

07.05.2018

The project will seek to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in the Balkans. PSSI will specifically focus on malign foreign influence in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU ... more »

Dr. Martina Šmuclerová Joins PSSI

04.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, a former diplomat and international lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Šmuclerová will ... more »