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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 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 »

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 »