The Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) is located in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany. The ISS focuses on research, international education and training concepts in the areas of nuclear security and cyber security. We believe that people make the difference as to whether or not security works. That is why we put great emphasis on training, exercises and exchange of educational experiences.

As an institute of the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, we are able to offer sophisticated national and international education concepts with direct links to university programs. We can also offer on and off-site training in security and safety.

Our main area of work is in the context of nuclear security – with a strong focus on cyber security. These areas are linked together by "security management". Security management is the overall discipline which addresses many essential aspects in the field of "security". Most of our lecturers, researchers and trainers are also practitioners with hands-on experience and a broad understanding of how to implement security.

The ISS is a NGO in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2016.

We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).SDGs Logo

ISS Research Project in Cooperation with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

“Cyber Security at Nuclear Facilities: National Approaches”

NTI LogoThe Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has launched several projects to (i) understand the threat and current efforts to address the cyber-nuclear threat; (ii) identify gaps in current efforts and major challenges; and (iii) consider a path forward for addressing these challenges. This research paper presents the results of one of those projects conducted in joint cooperation between NTI and ISS. The purpose of this project is to understand and characterize current national approaches to cyber-nuclear security. Project contributions were made by the following ISS staff members: Prof. Friedrich Holl, Guido Gluschke, Andrea Cavina, Anna-Maria Praks and Marco Macori.

NTI Report
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Please visit this NTI page for more information on this and other NTI projects on "Addressing Cyber-Nuclear Security Threats":
NTI-projects - Addressing Cyber-Nuclear Security Threats

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