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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 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 »

PSSI Contributes to 2017 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

03.05.2017

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 14th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 2-3, 2017. The Space Security Index, a report seeking to assess ... more »

A third PSSI's roundtable on Russia’s influence activities in Warsaw

28.04.2017

PSSI, Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia and Centrum Stosunków Międzynarodowych co-organized a third closed-door roundtable, in Warsaw, that presented the progress made in two ongoing projects – “The ... more »

RMSSP students met with George Firth, a security expert and a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment

26.04.2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, RMSSP students met with George Firth, a former member of the British 22 SAS Regiment. Mr. Firth has an extensive military and counterterrorism portfolio and delivered a lecture on Hostile Environment Awareness Training ... more »

Call for Applications: NATO Summer School 2017

12.04.2017

NATO SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 13th Annual PSSI Summer School, in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. “NATO in the Age of Hybrid Warfare“ July 9-15, 2017 (Měřín, ... more »