Activities Overview



EE-ISAC Expert Seminar “Trusted cyber security information sharing within the European energy landscape”, Athens/Greece

September 2017

EE-ISAC LogoGuido Gluschke participated in an EE-ISAC expert seminar titled “Trusted cyber security information sharing within the European energy landscape”, which took place in Athens on September 7, 2017. This event was organized in collaboration with TNCEIP (Thematic Network on Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection, an initiative of the DG Energy of the European Commission, gathering European owners and operators of energy infrastructure in the electricity, the gas and the oil sectors), and was hosted by ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security). The European Energy - Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (EE-ISAC) is an industry-driven, information sharing network of trust. The network covers both private parties (utilities and solution providers) and (semi)public organizations (technical universities, governmental and non-profit organizations). The ISS is a network member.

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OSCE Research Project on “Cyber CBMs”: Project Partner Meeting, Vienna/Austria

August 2017

OSCE LogoMarco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated in another project partner meeting at the premises of the OSCE in Vienna on August 3 and 4, 2017, discussing the next phase of the OSCE research project “Enhancing the implementation of OSCE CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)”.



2017 Annual Meeting of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), Vienna/Austria

July 2017

INSEN LogoThe 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) was held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on 24-28 July 2017. The network's mission is to enhance global nuclear security by developing, sharing and promoting excellence in nuclear security education. Several ISS staff members attended the meeting, and Marco Macori and Dmytro Cherkashyn gave a presentation titled: “Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS) – Program overview and introduction of a 3D model of a nuclear facility”.

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1st Transatlantic Cyber Forum Workshop “Cyber Defence & Political Infrastructures”, Washington D.C./U.S.

July 2017

Logo Stiftung Neue VerantwortungMarco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated in the first Transatlantic Cyber Forum Workshop “Cyber Defence & Political Infrastructures”, which took place in Washington D. C. on July 10 and 11, 2017, at the premises of the New America Foundation. During the workshop, phase II of this research project, lead by the Berlin-based think tank Stiftung neue Verantwortung (SNV), was discussed. The outcomes of phase I can be found in the analysis “Cyber Operations: Defending Political lT-Infrastructures”.

EECSP Report

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1st European Cyber Day: Energy, Brussels/Belgium

June 2017

Logo European Cyber DayGuido Gluschke participated as a member of the EESCP-Expert Group of the European Commission in the European Cyber Day focused on energy in Brussels/Belgium on June 27, 2017. Three members of the European Parliament in the energy sector and in the digital sector participated in the opening session, which sent a political message about the importance of a cybersecurity policy. This was followed by three roundtables on the following issues: cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructures, cybersecurity challenges for smart grids, and cybersecurity challenges for smart grids. Furthermore, a speech was given by the Deputy Director General for Security of the European Commission.

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Cyber Security Workshop of the Utility Cyber Security Initiative (UCSI), Kiev/Ukraine

June 2017

Logo USAIDLogo USEAGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated as speaker in a cyber security workshop titled “Setting a Policy, Regulatory, Standards and Best Practices Environment for a Robust Black Sea Utility Cyber Defense”, which took place on June 6-7, 2017, in Kiev/Ukraine. The workshop was organized by the Energy Technology and Governance Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Energy Association (USEA) in context of the Utility Cyber Security Initiative (UCSI). The goal of the workshop was to fashion a robust defense and restoration plan in response to the increasingly threatening cybersecurity environment in the region. Presentations focused on the cyber security environment emerging in the United States, with special emphasis on the applicability of lessons learned to the Black Sea region. Mr Gluschke’s presentation was titled “German Legal Framework for Cyber Security of Transmission and Distribution System Operators”.

Cyber Security Workshop of the Utility Cyber Security Initiative (UCSI) Cyber Security Workshop of the Utility Cyber Security Initiative (UCSI)



NATO SPS Course: “Cyber Defence in the Context of Energy Security”, Kiev/Ukraine

May 2017

Logo NATOThe ISS and its Ukrainian partner Dmytro Biriukov of the Centre for Security and Defence Studies organized and implemented an Advanced Training Course on “Cyber Defence in the Context of Energy Security”, which took place in Kiev/Ukraine from May 22-26, 2017. This activity was supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS). Several ISS staff members were lecturers during the course week.

For more detailed information on the course please visit the dedicated web portal:
Advanced Training Course on "Cyber Defence in the context of Energy Security"


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UNIDIR's 2017 Space Security Conference, Geneva/Switzerland

April 2017

Logo Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V.Guido Gluschke and Kristina Brandt, ISS research fellow, participated in the 2017 Space Security Conference titled “Celebrating the Outer Space Treaty: 50 Years of Space Governance and Stability”, which was held on 20-21 April 2017 in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference was organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in collaboration with the Secure World Foundation and The Simons Foundation Canada. The focus was to revisit the outer space regime in light of the ongoing dynamic changes in the space environment. Specifically, in addition to hearing about key national and regional perspectives, and reviewing some of the foundational concepts of space security, the Conference also examined the main multilateral international initiatives to safeguard access to, and use of, outer space. The aim was to stimulate innovative diplomacy and offer a number of options for moving forward.

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81st Annual Conference of the DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft) and DPG Spring Meeting, Münster/Germany

March 2017

Logo Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V.Guido Gluschke participated as speaker in the session on Nuclear Energy and Security. The title of his lecture was “Civil Nuclear Power - The Cyber Security Perspective”. It discussed the situation at nuclear facilities in the digital age and elaborated on the cyber-related challenges of the safety and security domains. Furthermore, some international initiatives on cyber security were presented by him. The conference took place on March 29 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität.

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Civil Nuclear Power -The Cyber Security Perspective (by Guido Gluschke - ISS)

13th International DASI Conference: “Europe Under Pressure. The OSCE in a Complex Security Environment”, 3rd and 4th of March 2017, Vienna/Austria

March 2017

Logo Diplomatische Akademie WienGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated as speaker on the panel on Cyber Security in the 13th International DASI Conference, which took place at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. This panel took a look at the OSCE’s potential to support cooperation in this field. The crucial question is if and how the OSCE can provide a platform for discussion and contribute to the development of a potential European cyber-regime to overcome hostile behavior in the field. The conference was organized in cooperation with the OSCE Secretariat, the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (OSCE chairmanship 2017), the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management (IFK) based at the National Defence Academy, the University of Vienna’s Department of Legal Philosophy, the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports. A report on the panel can be found here:

DasiCon Report “Panel 5: Challenge of a security regime based on unknowns”

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International Multistakeholder Conference “Cyberspace, Energy & Development – Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure”, Vienna/Austria

February 2017

Logo European Integration Foreign AffairsGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in the International Multistakeholder Conference “Cyberspace, Energy & Development – Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure” on February 16, 2017, in Vienna. The conference was hosted by the National Defence Academy Vienna, co-organized by the EnergyPact Foundation with the Austrian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the CSP Austrian Cybersecurity Platform and supported by international organizations. It focused on the different aspects of the interaction of cyberspace, energy & development based on key findings on security issues.

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Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure: Strengthening Confidence Building in the OSCE, Vienna/Austria

February 2017

Logo OSCE Austria 2017Valentina Kiefer, ISS research associate, participated in the conference “Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure: Strengthening Confidence Building in the OSCE” on February 15, 2017, at the Hofburg in Vienna. The conference, which was opened by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, focused on the protection of critical infrastructure, a key concern of national security, by strengthening the implementation of selected OSCE confidence-building measures (CBMs) to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs).

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EECSP Report: "Cyber Security in the Energy Sector – Recommendations for the European Commission on a European Strategic Framework and Potential Future Legislative Acts for the Energy Sector"

February 2017

European CommissionThe report "Cyber Security in the Energy Sector – Recommendations for the European Commission on a European Strategic Framework and Potential Future Legislative Acts for the Energy Sector" by the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission (EESCP-Expert Group) was published. Guido Gluschke, ISS co-director, was part of the expert group. This report proposes a strategic framework for the energy sector with the target to address the challenges found in the energy sector and in nuclear energy. The overall objectives are to secure energy systems that are providing essential services to the European society and to protect the data in the energy systems and the privacy of the European citizens. The recommendations for the European Commission given in this report targets to provide the set-up and frameworks that allow an efficient, holistic and effective cyber security treatment in the European Union.

EECSP Report

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5th Meeting of the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission, Brussels/Belgium

December 2016

European CommissionMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in the fifth meeting of the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission (EESCP-Expert Group), which took place on December 13, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium. The mission of this informal and temporary expert group is to provide guidance to the Commission on policy and regulatory directions at the European level, addressing the energy sector key points including infrastructural issues, security of supply, smart grids technologies as well as nuclear. This work meeting was focused on drafting a European cyber security strategy regarding the energy sector.

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OSCE Research Project on “Cyber CBMs”: Second Project Partner Meeting, Vienna/Austria

December 2016

University of Firenze LogoOSCE LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in the second project partner meeting at the premises of the OSCE in Vienna on December 12, 2016, discussing the progress of the OSCE research project “Enhancing the implementation of OSCE CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)”.



Launch Event: NTI Report “Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities”, December 7, 2016, Vienna/Austria

December 2016

NTI LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in the launch event for the new NTI Report “Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities” at the invitation of NTO on December 7, 2016, in Vienna/Austria. The report takes a fresh look at cybersecurity at nuclear facilities and offers a set of ambitious, forward-leaning priorities and recommendations. Mr. Gluschke was part of NTI’s international experts group regarding the report.

NTI Report “Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities” NTI Report “Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities”

Please visit this web page for a report overview and the full report:

NTI Report

NTI Report “Outpacing Cyber Threats: Priorities for Cybersecurity at Nuclear Facilities”



IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions, Vienna/Austria

December 2016

MiNS LogoIAEA LogoProf. Friedrich Holl, ISS co-director, gave a presentation on MiNS during the 2016 IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna. In addition, there was a MiNS info booth for the whole week at which not only several ISS staff members, but also the president of the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences were present. The conference was aimed at ministers, senior government officials, high level staff from all of the agencies involved in making policy for, and managing nuclear security, and at technical and legal experts working in all areas of nuclear security.

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Master’s Degree Program in Nuclear Security - A Project Overview (by Prof. Dr. Friedrich Holl - ISS)

ITU-ENISA Regional Cybersecurity Forum for Europe, 29-30 November 2016, Sofia/Bulgaria

November 2016

Logo enisaLogo ITUGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated as speaker in the 2016 ITU-ENISA Regional Cybersecurity Forum for Europe. Mr. Gluschke gave a presentation on “Nuclear Power Aspects”. This Forum was designed within the framework of the Regional Initiative for Europe on Building Confidence and Security in the Use of Telecommunications/ICTs, adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014, Dubai. This event was jointly organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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Nuclear Security Week of The University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, Nov. 7-11, 2016

November 2016

Logo Programma de Engenharia NuclearLogo PNSGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated as lecturer on “Nuclear Cyber Security” in the Nuclear Security Week of The University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, which took place from Nov. 7-11, 2016. He was invited by the US State Department – Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS). The week-long course was implemented, among others, by Texas A&M University, King’s College London and the National Nuclear Energy Commission of Brazil (CNEN).

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EUROSAFE Forum 2016 – 7-8 November 2016 in Munich/Germany

November 2016

Logo Eurosafe Forum 2016Marco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated in the EUROSAFE Forum 2016, which took place on 7-8 November 2016 in Munich/Germany. He gave a presentation titled “Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS) at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences – A program overview with a focus on curriculum and international partner framework”. The EUROSAFE Forum is an international conference on nuclear safety and security, radioactive waste management and radiological protection. Since 1999, this event brings together representatives of organizations specialized in nuclear and radiological safety techniques, research institutes, power utilities, industry, public authorities and non-governmental organizations to inform about and discuss current developments and achievements in these topics.

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Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS) - A program overview (by Marco Macori - ISS)

OSCE Chairmanship Cyber Showcase Event, 4 November 2016, Vienna/Austria

November 2016

Auswärtiges Amt LogoOSCE Deutschland 2016 LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated as panelist and co-moderator in the OSCE Chairmanship Cyber Showcase Event on 4 November 2016, at the Hofburg. The event, which was organized by the current German chairmanship, focused on the issue of attribution in the context of cyber-attacks. It was intended to provide a platform to those who should know – white-hat hackers, security software developers and those spending their professional life tracking cyber-attacks, both from the government and non-government side. Given the high significance of the attribution challenge to international debates and efforts related to cyber/ICT security, this event attempted to draw conclusions on how much scope there is for building “impartial” verification into the OSCE cyber/ICT security CBM process.

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UNOG – Bi-Annual Civil Society Briefing, October 7, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

October 2016

UNOG LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in the Bi-Annual Civil Society Briefing at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) on October 7, 2016. The opening remarks were made by Mr. Michael Møller, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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OSCE Research Project on “Cyber CBMs”: First Project Partner Meeting at University of Florence/Italy

October 2016

University of Firenze LogoOSCE LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, and Marco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated in the first project partner meeting at the University of Florence/Italy on October 3-4, 2016, discussing the progress of the OSCE research project “Enhancing the implementation of OSCE CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)”.

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NTI Meeting on Cyber Security at Nuclear Facilities – September 21-23, London, UK

September 2016

NTI LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in a meeting on cyber security at nuclear facilities, which was convened by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) on September 21-23, 2016, in London. The purpose of this meeting was to build on progress made at previous meetings and to further refine a set of principles to guide an ambitious, forward-looking global strategy to mitigate the cyber threat to nuclear facilities.



3rd Meeting of the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

September 2016

European CommissionGuido Gluschke, ISS co-director, participated in the third meeting of the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission (EESCP-Expert Group), which took place on September 8-9, 2016, in Brussels. The mission of this informal and temporary expert group is to provide guidance to the Commission on policy and regulatory directions at the European level, addressing the energy sector key points including infrastructural issues, security of supply, smart grids technologies as well as nuclear.



2016 Annual Meeting of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), Vienna Austria

August 2016

MiNS LogoINSEN LogoThe 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) was held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on 22-26 August 2016. The network's mission is to enhance global nuclear security by developing, sharing and promoting excellence in nuclear security education. Several ISS staff members attended the meeting, and Prof. Friedrich Holl, ISS co-director, gave a presentation titled: “A Path towards a New Master’s Degree in Nuclear Security at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences”.

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United Nations: Seventh Biennial Report of the Secretary-General on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education

July 2016

Logo UNODAThe focal point of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) on disarmament and non-proliferation education kindly asked the ISS to contribute to the Seventh Biennial Report of the UN Secretary-General on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education. This is a biennial compilation of work by Governments, UN offices, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in this field. It is presented to the full membership of the General Assembly, and also circulated to a wide audience of peace and disarmament educators. The report can be downloaded here:

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Radio Feature with Guido Gluschkle on “Nuclear Power and Terrorism”

July 2016

Deutschlandfunk LogoMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, was interviewed for a lengthy feature in the leading German radio news channel “Deutschlandfunk”. The topic of the feature is “Nuclear Power and Terrorism”. He provided analysis especially on the cyber risks in the context of the issue. A manuscript (in German only) can be found here:

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UNIDIR/CSIS: Cyber Stability Conference Series: Building on the 2015 Report of the GGE, Geneva, Switzerland

June 2016

CSIS LogoUNIDIR LogoMarco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated in the Cyber Stability Conference Series: Building on the 2015 Report of the GGE (United Nations Groups of Governmental Experts), in Geneva, on 17 June 2016. The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) were co-hosting the event. The conference considered how the international community can operationalize and build upon previous consensus reports—and generate momentum for a successful 2016-2017 GGE. The conference brought together stakeholders from the Geneva diplomatic community, industry, and capital-based policymakers to discuss and explore how to leverage the GGE process to promote a peaceful, stable and secure cyber environment.

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CyCon 2016: “Cyber Power”, Tallinn, Estonia

June 2016

CCDCOE LogoCyCon LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS Co-director, and Marco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated in the 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, which took place 1-3 June 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. Focusing on the theme of Cyber Power, CyCon 2016 asked how the traditional concept of power applies to cyberspace. The issues covered included international cooperation, technical challenges and requirements, conflict in cyberspace, legal framework, regulations and standards. CyCon is organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Mr. Gluschke also was a speaker during the CyCon workshops day.

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World Humanitarian Summit Side Event: “Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategies and Resilience Against Disasters”, Istanbul, Turkey

May 2016

World Humanitarian Summit LogoTurkey hosted the World Humanitarian Summit on May 23-24. 2016, in Istanbul. Mr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, was speaker and panelist on the summit side event “Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategies and Resilience Against Disasters”. His presentation dealt with the issue of cyber security of critical infrastructures. In this side event, resilience strategies of critical infrastructure against disasters were discussed. Information from experts, best practices and legal aspects were shared.

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New analysis by Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Hazar Strategy Institute (HASEN), Center on Foreign Policy and Security, in Istanbul/Turkey

May 2016

HASEN institute LogoAn analysis titled “Review Nuclear Security – The Role of Cyber Security” by Guido Gluschke has been published by HASEN. He argues that the cyber threat is still underestimated. See this webpage for the full article:

Review Nuclear Security – The Role of Cyber Security



15th ESARDA Course – Nuclear Safeguards and Non Proliferation, Ispra, Italy

April 2016

ESARDA LogoGuido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated in the 15th ESARDA Course – Nuclear Safeguards and Non Proliferation in Ispra, Italy. The course took place from April 11th – 15th, 2016. It was hosted by the Nuclear Security Unit, Joint Research Centre Ispra, Italy. ESARDA (European Safeguards Research and Development Association) is an association of European organizations formed to advance research and development in the area of safeguards. ESARDA was formed in 1969 with the purpose of facilitating collaboration in R&D in the field of safeguards and in the application of such R&D to the safeguarding of source and special fissile materials.

ESARDA Course – Nuclear Safeguards and Non Proliferation



ISS is a NGO in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)

April 2016

ECOSOC LogoOn April 13, 2016, the ISS was granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). The ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic, social and related work of 14 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions. The ECOSOC has 54 members. The ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system. A number of non-governmental organizations have been granted consultative status to the Council to participate in the work of the United Nations.



Consultancy Meeting on the Review of the IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 12 (NSS 12): “Educational Programme in Nuclear Security”, Vienna/Austria

March 2016

IAEA LogoProf. Friedrich Holl, ISS Co-Director, participated in a so-called consultancy meeting on the review of the IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 12 (NSS 12): “Educational Programme in Nuclear Security” in mid-March, 2016, at the IAEA. The main objectives of this publication are to provide a comprehensive and current overview of nuclear security and to provide guidance for an MSc programme and a certificate programme in nuclear security. It is intended for use by universities and other academic institutions in developing their own curricula in nuclear security or in expanding their academic programmes related to this subject.



NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence conference on „Non-Military Dimension of New Generation Wars: The Energy Component“

March 2016

ENSEC COE LogoMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated in an international conference on „Non-Military Dimension of New Generation Wars: The Energy Component”, which was organized by the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE) together with the Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies and the Centre for Global Studies Strategy. The conference took place on the 17th of March, 2016, in Kiev/Ukraine. The participants of the conference discussed issues such as energy in hybrid warfare, critical energy infrastructure protection, cyber-attacks on energy infrastructure and energy politics. Mr. Gluschke gave a talk on cyber security in the (nuclear) energy sector.

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2nd Meeting of the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

March 2016

European CommissionMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated in the second meeting of the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission (EESCP-Expert Group), which took place on March 15, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium. The mission of this informal and temporary expert group is to provide guidance to the Commission on policy and regulatory directions at the European level, addressing the energy sector key points including infrastructural issues, security of supply, smart grids technologies as well as nuclear. This work meeting was focused on drafting a European cyber security strategy regarding the energy sector.

Expert Group Details: Energy Expert Cyber Security Platform (EECSP)



NATO COE-DAT Course on Terrorist Use of Cyberspace Course - Ankara/Turkey

March 2016

Center Of Excellence Defence Aginst Terrorism LogoMr. Marco Macori, ISS research fellow, participated as lecturer in a course titled “Terrorist Use of Cyberspace” that was organized by the NATO Centre of Excellence - Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) in Ankara/Turkey from March 14-18. The COE-DAT is a central point of defence against terrorism expertise in support of NATO, nation states and recognized institutions within the international defence against terrorism community. Mr. Macori lectures were titled: “Risk Management in Cyber Terrorism” and “DAESH use of Cyber Space & Countering Operations”.

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2nd OSCE Network Meeting, Hamburg, Germany

February 2016

OSCE Network LogoThe 2nd Network meeting of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions titled “OSCE Network Meets The Chairmanship“ took place in Hamburg on 24 February 2016 at the house of the “Patriotische Gesellschaft”, a renowned civil society organization. The meeting was attended by representatives of 40 of the 54 Network member institutions. Mr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated in the meeting. The keynote address was given by Dr, Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the German Federal Government for the OSCE Chairmanship in 2016.

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Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, has been welcomed as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Hazar Strategy Institute (HASEN), Center on Foreign Policy and Security, in Istanbul/Turkey

February 2016

HASEN institute LogoHASEN is an independent, non-profit policy institute based in Istanbul focusing on the strategic analysis of the Broader Caspian Region with a vision to become a trusted reference voice in understanding and projecting key policy and research questions in the areas of energy, security, foreign affairs, and economy of the region. The HASEN Center on Foreign Policy and Security, prepares reports, conducts analyses and conducts research concerning the countries of the region within the context of foreign policy and security. Mr. Gluschke will contribute to the Center by writing analyses, articles and reports for HASEN printed and online publications.



10th “Security Forum” at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences – Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany

January 2016

FHB LogoThe 10th “Security Forum” at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences on January 21, 2015, focused on the status quo and future perspectives regarding security. The conference is organized, among others, by the Master of Science study course in Security Management of the university. The conference was opened with keynote addresses by the president of the the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany (see photo below together with the university president), and the head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff in Germany's Federal Foreign Office. Prof. Friedrich Holl and Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Directors, were also among the speakers.

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Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated in the Berlin OSCE Conference on Cyber Security: “Three Dimensions of Information and Telecommunication Technology – Conference of the OSCE Chairmanship”

January 2016

OSCE LogoThe conference was organized by the German Federal Foreign Office, as Germany holds the OSCE Chairmanship for 2016. In this context, Germany lays a focus on cyber security and, thus, suggests exploring room for cooperation on the use of information and telecommunication technology by participating States also under the economic and human dimensions of the OSCE on the basis of agreed CBMs (confidence-building measures) and in line with the respective mandates of OSCE executive structures. ISS actively supports this process.



NTI Meeting on Cyber Security at Nuclear Facilities - Warrenton, Virginia/U.S.

December 2015

NTI LogoMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated in a meeting on cyber security at nuclear facilities, which was convened by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) on December 7-9, 2015 in Warrenton, Virginia. Recognizing the challenges posed by the cyber threat to nuclear facilities, the purpose of this meeting was to begin to develop a set of principles to guide an ambitious, forward-looking global strategy in this area. These principles will be refined further at subsequent meetings and ultimately released to the public to guide stakeholders in the public, private, and governmental spheres in improving cyber security implementation at nuclear facilities.



NATO COE-DAT course on Critical Infrastructure Protection from Terrorist Attacks - Ankara/Turkey

December 2015

Center Of Excellence Defence Aginst Terrorism LogoMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated as lecturer in a course title “Critical Infrastructure Protection from Terrorist Attacks” that was organized by the Centre of Excellence - Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) at the beginning of December 2015 in Ankara/Turkey. The COE-DAT is a central point of defence against terrorism expertise in support of NATO, nation states and recognized institutions within the international defence against terrorism community. Mr. Gluschke’s lecture was titled: “Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection against Terrorist Attacks (Nuclear Power)”.

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Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, appointed to the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission

December 2015

European CommissionMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, has been appointed to the Energy Expert Cyber Security-Expert Group of the European Commission (EESCP-Expert Group). The mission of this informal and temporary expert group is to provide guidance to the Commission on policy and regulatory directions at the European level, addressing the energy sector key points including infrastructural issues, security of supply, smart grids technologies as well as nuclear. The first deliverable of the expert group is to analyze existing legislation, initiatives, projects and cyber security strategies related to all parts of the energy sector in order to pinpoint areas where a sectoral approach is needed. Group members are experts from the following areas: the nuclear sector, network operators, consultancies, academia and associations.

Expert Group Details: Energy Expert Cyber Security Platform (EECSP)



IAEA Regional Training Course on Information and Computer Security Advanced Practices for Nuclear Security - Karlsruhe, Germany

October 2015

KIT LogoIAEA LogoMr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, participated as lecturer in a Regional Training Course on Information and Computer Security Advanced Practices for Nuclear Security. The course was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Government of Germany through the Center for Advanced Technological and Environmental Training (FTU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

IAEA Training KIT IAEA Training KIT



International Seminar on Human Resources Development in Nuclear Security with IAEA Support, University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria

October 2015

INSEN LogoThe University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, is offering an international Master Programme in Nuclear Security. The planned start of the programme is in October 2015. The Master's Programme is supported by the IAEA, the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) and several Bulgarian and international institutions. Mr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director and INSEN Chair, participated in the programme opening event.

Opening Event - International Seminar on Human Resources Development in Nuclear Security Opening Event - International Seminar on Human Resources Development in Nuclear Security



Publication of Chatham House Report: “Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities: Understanding the Risks”

October 2015

Chatham House LogoChatham House London, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, has published a report on the issue of cyber security at civil nuclear facilities. Mr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, was a member of the report Steering Committee. The report finds that the trend to digitization, when combined with a lack of executive-level awareness of the risks involved, means that nuclear plant personnel may not realize the full extent of their cyber vulnerability and are thus inadequately prepared to deal with potential attacks. The findings are drawn from 18 months of research and 30 interviews with senior nuclear officials at plants and in government in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, Ukraine and the US. The report cites 50 incidents globally of which only a handful have been made public.

Please visit this page for a report overview and the full report:

NTI Report

Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities: Understanding the Risks



Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, appointed as Chair of the IAEA International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN)

August 2015

ISENThe Annual Meeting of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) was held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on 10-12 August 2015. Attendance included 97 participants from 70 educational institutions from 37 member states, and five other stakeholders and observers. During the meeting, Mr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, was appointed as Chair of INSEN. The network's mission is to enhance global nuclear security by developing, sharing and promoting excellence in nuclear security education.

INSEN INSEN

INSEN INSEN



White Paper Expert Workshop on “Cyber Security” of the German Federal Ministries of Defence and the Interior, Berlin/Germany, 17 September 2015

September 2015

BMVG LogoUpon the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Defence of Germany (BMVg), Mr. Guido Gluschke, ISS Co-Director, and Mr. Marco Macori, ISS Research Fellow, participated in an international expert workshop on “Cyber Security”. The workshop was part of the development of the new BMVg White Paper, which will set out the strategic policy tenets of Germany’s security and defence policy for the upcoming years and will draw conclusions for the structure and capability requirements of the German Armed Forces. The new White Paper is due to be published in 2016 and is being drafted in an interministerial, inclusive and transparent process. As part of this, international experts, government representatives and interest groups are set to discuss Germany’s security and defence policy. The workshop focused on the increasing significance of cyber security in this context.

Please visit this page for a report on the workshop:
Weißbuchprozess: Bundeswehr sucht Dialog mit Cyber-Community



OSCE Informal Working Group Established by PC Decision 1039 on “Increasing Transparency and Implementation of CBMs through Engagement with External Stakeholders”, July 21, 2015, Vienna, Austria

July 2015

OSCE LogoUpon the invitation of the U.S. Mission to OSCE, director of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke participated at the OSCE Informal Working Group as a panelist for the topic “Understanding the Threat Landscape: An Expert Panel and Discussion on CBM #1”. Mr. Gluschke’s presentation focused on cyber security threats in the OSCE region, touching upon the goal of increasing transparency and implementation of the OSCE’s cyber Confidence-Building Measures.
The meeting was held in Vienna, Austria on July 21, 2015

Mr. Guido Gluschke and OSCE Informal Working Group



International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World: Expert Discussion and Exchange, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria, 1–5 June 2015

June 2015

IAEA LogoInstitute for Security and Safety at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences participated at the International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World, in Vienna, Austria on June 1-5, 2015. At the conference ISS contributed with several speeches. Director of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke gave presentations on „Developing an Exercise Platform for Educational Activities on Nuclear IT/Cyber Security“ and „Educational Instruments for Nuclear IT/Cyber Security and Information Security Capacity Building“. Andrea Cavina, Senior Research Fellow of ISS gave a presentation on “Translating the DBT: A Comparative”. Furthermore, Mr. Gluschke co-chaired a technical session on “Education, Training and Knowledge Management for Computer Security II” At the conference, ISS was presented with an exhibition space. The conference addressed multiple aspects of Nuclear Security, such as Cyber-threats in Nuclear Security, Computer Security and System Design for Systems at Nuclear Facilities, Coordination for Ensuring Computer Security in a Nuclear Security Regime, Nuclear Security Regulatory Approaches to Information and Computer Security, Computer Security Programmes at Licensed Facilities, Computer Security Management in Nuclear Security, Computer Security Culture and Capacity Building for Nuclear Security and International and Legal Considerations in Relation to Computer Security at Nuclear.

IAEA Conf_5 IAEA Conf_6



Nuclear Security Summit 2016 and beyond: the role of training and support centres and Centres of Excellence

May 2015

logo italian ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperationDirector ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke participated at the High-Level Event “Nuclear Security Summit 2016 and beyond: the role of training and support centres and Centres of Excellence”, which took place on May 7-8, 2015 in Bologna, Italy. The conference aimed to evaluate how the nuclear security training and support centres and Centres of Excellence (NSSC/CoE) can contribute to sustaining nuclear security worldwide through attainment of the Nuclear Security Summit goals after 2016 and how the NSSC/CoE can be sustained without the momentum of the NSS process. In the collaboration with Bonnie Jenkins, Mr. Gluschke gave a presentation on “The Nuclear Security Training and Support Centres Network and the International Nuclear Security Education Network”. The presentation was part of the panel “NSSC/CoE for education and Training”.

Bologna - Nuclear Security Summit 2016 Bologna - Nuclear Security Summit 2016



2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

April 2015

Logo UNMr. Gluschke participated at the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the NPT, which was held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May 2015. At the 2015 NPT Review Conference, States parties examined the implementation of the Treaty’s provisions since 2010. The Conference considered a number of issues, including those discussed at the 2010 Conference: universality of the Treaty; nuclear disarmament, including specific practical measures; nuclear non-proliferation, including the promot¬ing and strengthening of safeguards; measures to advance the peaceful use of nuclear energy, safety and security; regional disarmament and non-proliferation; implementa¬tion of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East; measures to address withdrawal from the Treaty; measures to further strengthen the review process; and ways to promote en¬gagement with civil society in strengthening NPT norms and in promoting disarmament education.

2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the NPT



Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2015 at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia

April 2015

CCDCOEIn late 2014 ISS was asked to support one of the world biggest cyber security exercises called Locked Shields, which is conducted annually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia. Thereupon ISS participated at the exercise in April 2015. The aim of the cooperation was to provide a more realistic scenario by simulating cyber-physical attacks. At the ISS ICS laboratory physical elements were simulated using ICS components. Locked Shields is an annual real-time network defence exercise, organised since 2010 by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The training audience of the exercise is the national Blue Teams: computer emergency response specialists, playing the role of the rapid reaction teams of the fictional country of Berylia. At the exercise in 2015 NATO Computer Incident Response Capability and 16 nations participated as the defensive teams. CCDCOE is a NATO-accredited knowledge hub, think tank and training facility, located in Tallinn, Estonia.

[announcement CCDCOE here and here]



Third Roundtable “Nuclear Security and Cyber Security” at Chatham House in London, UK

April 2015

Chatham HouseOn April 13, 2015 the third Round Table on “Nuclear Security and Cyber Security” took place at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, UK. Director of ISS, Mr. Gluschke participated at the Roundtable as a member of the Advisory Board.



Diploma Ceremony For Master In Nuclear Security

December 2014

Logo MiNSOn December 19, 2014 the pilot course of European Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS) was completed with the diploma ceremony at the Delft University, Netherlands. Diplomas were handed over by the program director Bert Wolterbeek to six graduates.
MiNS was carried out in partnership between universities from the Netherlands, Austria, Norway and the United Kingdom and the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. For the master course Institute for Security and Safety provided a 5-day module on Nuclear IT/Cyber Security. [Link MINS-Page]

Diploma Ceremony Mr. Friedrich Holl



IAEA Regional Training Course Mumbai, India

November 2014

IAEA LogoAt the Regional Training Course Information and Computer Security Advanced Practices for Nuclear Security ISS was represented by Mr. Guido Gluschke. The course was organized in the cooperation with IAEA and Bhabha atomic Research Centre (BARC). For the course Mr. Gluschke, as one of the IAEA trainers, provided lecturers on Nuclear IT/Cyber Security. [see topics here]

Training Course Mumbai



OSCE Chairmanship Event 2014 – ICT CBMs: Promoting implementation, supporting negotiations

November 2014

OSCE Chairmanship Event 2014On November 7, 2014 the OSCE Chairmanship Event “ICT CBMs: Promoting implementation, supporting negotiations” took place in Vienna, Austria, along with a number of representatives from think-tanks, academia, civil society organizations and the private sector. The Chairmanship Event was aimed at supporting both the implementation and the negotiation track of the IWG, while providing a platform for reflection, discussion and an exchange of views. ISS was represented at the discussions by its director, Mr. Guido Gluschke.



Second Roundtable “Nuclear Security and Cyber Security” at Chatham House in London, UK

September 2014

Chatham HouseAs a member of the Advisory Board of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, Mr. Gluschke, director of ISS, participated at the Second Roundtable on “Nuclear Security and Cyber Security” on September 23, 2014.



Mr. Guido Gluschke was appointed as Vice Chairman of INSEN

August 2014

INSENIn August 2014 Mr. Guido Gluschke was appointed as Vice Chairman of International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN). INSEN was established in March 2010 and is a partnership between the IAEA and educational and research institutions, and other stakeholders, committed to ensure the sustainable establishment of nuclear security education.



Conference of Nuclear Society of Russia: Cyber Security and Nuclear Security Education

June 2014

Logo ROSATOMROSATOMROSATOMDirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke held a lecture on “Cyber Security and Nuclear Security Education at the 25th Annual International Science and Technology Conference of Nuclear Society of Russia «NPP: yesterday, today, and tomorrow», organized by the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM. The conference was held in Obninsk, Russia from 25 to 27 June 2014.

The conference was dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the First-in-the-World NPP and Nuclear Power of Russia. In the framework of the conference technical tours, meeting of veterans of the nuclear industry and round table discussions were organized on various venues in Obninsk.

25th Annual International Science and Technology Conference of Nuclear Society of Russia 25th Annual International Science and Technology Conference of Nuclear Society of Russia

25th Annual International Science and Technology Conference of Nuclear Society of Russia 25th Annual International Science and Technology Conference of Nuclear Society of Russia



Cooperation between Rosatom CICE&T and Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences

June 2014

Logo ROSATOM-CICE&TOn June 25, 2014 Parallel to the conference “NPP: yesterday, today, tomorrow” a meeting on cooperation between Rosatom CICE&T and ISS was held in Rosatom CICE&T Obninsk, Russia. ISS was represented by the Director Mr. Guido Gluschke; Rosatom CICE&T was presented by the Head of Information Security Department Mr. Marat Shakirov and the Director of Department of International Cooperation Dr. Vladimir Artisyuk.

It was agreed that the cooperation objective is to provide an international training framework in IT/Cyber security. The second point of the discussion was organization of IAEA Professional Development Courses in IT/Cyber security in Rosatom CICE&T.

[more information here and here]

Rosatom



IAEA National Training Course Hungary, HAEA

June 2014

IAEADirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke, participated as a lecturer at the National Training Course on Information and Computer Security for Facilities that Handle Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material. The course was held in Budapest, Hungary from 3 to 5 June 2014.

The objective or the course was to provide training to delegates, within a Member State, having an interest in developing and enhancing computer security programs for nuclear and other radiological material handling facilities.



First Roundtable “Nuclear Security and Cyber Security” at Chatham House in London, UK

May 2014

Chatham HouseDirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. He is participating at a Project on Nuclear Security and Cyber Security which the duration of 18 months. The first roundtable took place on May 13, 2014 in London, UK.



Cyber Security Education in the Nuclear Context

April 2014

Center for Asymmetric Threat StudiesBaltic Defence CollegeOn April 11, 2014 Director of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke was participating at a panel on “Methodology for Cyber Defence and Cyber Defence Education“ at the conference „Teaching And Studying Cyber Defence and Cyber Security”. The conference was organised by the Baltic Defence College and took place at the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn, Estonia.

Mr. Guido Gluschke at Baltic Defence College ConferenceBaltic Defence Collage



IAEA International School on Nuclear Security

April 2014

Logo ICTPDirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke was lecturing on Information & Computer Security at the International School on Nuclear Security in Triest, Italy. The School was held from 28 April to 9 May 2014 and it was organised by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and the Partnership for Nuclear Security.

IAEA International School on Nuclear Security Mr. Guido Gluschke at International School on Nuclear Security



Cooperation with King’s College London & WITS

March-May 2014

University_Of_The_Witwatersrand_LogoKings_College_London_Logo Director of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke held several lectures for the Professional Development Course on „Nuclear Security Culture and Information Security“, organised by King’s College London & WITS. The course was held in two parts, on March 31 to April 4, 2014 and May 26 to 30, 2014 in Kapstadt, South Africa.

PDC Nuclear Security Culture and Information Security_King's College Lindon u. WITS



Lecture on Information Security at the King’s College London

January 2014

Kings_College_London_LogoOn January 2014 Director of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke held a lecture on „NS1.11 Information Security” for the NS1 Professional Development Course on “Introduction to Nuclear Security”. The course was organised by the King’s College London. It was the third time that Mr. Gluschke participated as a lecturer at this particular course. Previously he has held lectures on the same topic also in July 2012 and January 2013.

Lecture_NS1.11 Information Security_Mr._Guido_Gluschke



Review of PDC IT/Cyber Security in 2013

January 2014

INSENIn 2013 ISS carried out two Professional Development Courses on IT/Cyber Security. The first one took place in May and June with 15 participants from 11 countries - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Russian Federation, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, US. The second one in September and November with 14 participants and again from 11 different countries from all corners of the world - Austria, Canada, Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Poland, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine and UK.

The course has been designed as the teach-the-teachers’ course following the NS22 module "IT/Cyber Security" of the IAEA Educational Programme in Nuclear Security NSS12. Topics include information security, network security, computer security in nuclear facilities and computer security architecture, access control, authentication and cryptography, intrusion detection and information recovery. During the first week of the course various practical exercises and case studies take place. During the second week where participants will present their teaching concepts on different chapters of the NS22 textbook. In 2014 another PDC on IT/Cyber Security, the fourth one in total, will take place in March and May.



IAEA Regional Training Course Africa at the University GAEC, Accra, Ghana

December 2013

IAEADirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke, participated as a lecturer at the Regional Training Course on Information and Computer Security for Nuclear Security Practitioner from 9 to 13 December 2013 in Accra, Ghana. The purpose of the course was to discuss existing guidance and best practices on protecting information and computing systems, and information networks in nuclear, other radioactive material and associated facilities from cyber-threats.

Regional Training Course Africa Regional Training Course Africa



Introduction to Nuclear Computer Security

September 2013

Study IT in eeDirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke held a lecture at the University Tallinn, Estonia on “Introduction to Nuclear Computer Security” as part of the required electives on informatics studies.

[announcement TTÜ here]



IT/Cyber Security in Nuclear Installation

September 2013

Baltic Defence CollegeMr. Guido Gluschke, director of ISS, held a lecture at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Tallinn on „IT/Cyber Security in Nuclear Installation“ as part of the Higher Command Studies Course.



IAEA Regional Training Course America, Idaho National Lab

August 2013

IAEADirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke participated as a lecturer and international expert at the Regional Training Course on Conducting Computer Security Assessments at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho, US, from 26 to 30 August 2013.

The objective of the course was to provide technical information to computer security practitioners at nuclear facilities, those responsible for regulatory oversight at such facilities, and those performing IAEA computer security advisory missions, such as International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) missions.

Regional Training Course America Regional Training Course America



International conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts

July 2013

IAEADirector of ISS, Mr. Guido Gluschke participated at the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts, which was held on July 1-5, 2013 at IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The conference provided a forum where experiences could be discussed and ideas exchanged to identify emerging trends and to consider medium and long term objectives for international nuclear security efforts, as well as to inform the development of the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Plan 2014–2017. The technical sessions delved more deeply into specific issues, including information and cyber security, the enhancement of nuclear security regimes, the security of radioactive sources, capacity building, safety–security interfaces, threat characterization and assessment (including security in the transport of nuclear and radioactive material), education and training, detection and response architecture, nuclear forensics, and nuclear security at nuclear facilities.

IAEA Intl Conf 2013



Participation at the II International Full Scale Simulations of Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement Verification

June 2013

UKNi LogoAs part of the framework UK-Norway Initiative (UKNI) the „II International Full Scale Simulations of Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement Verification” took place in Oslo in June 2013. ISS was represented by its director Guido Gluschke. The simulation was organized by The Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Centre for Science and Peace Research (ZNF) at the University of Hamburg in the cooperation with University of Oslo.

Oslo



First PDC IT/Cyber Security

May 2013

INSENOn May 6-10, 2013 the Professional Development Course on IT/Cyber Security took place with 15 participants from all corners of the world. The course was based on the "teach the teachers" concept following the NS22 module "IT/Cyber Security" of the IAEA Educational Programme in Nuclear Security NSS12. The topics included information security, network security, computer security in nuclear facilities and computer security architecture, access control, authentication and cryptography, intrusion detection and information recovery. During the week various practical exercises and case studies took place in order to deepen the knowledge that participants had gained from theoretical lectures. The follow-up course will take place on 8-12 June, 2013 where participants will present their teaching concepts on different chapters of the NS22 textbook.



MiNS

April 2013

Logo MiNS"A ceremony launching the first ever Masters Programme in Nuclear Security was held on 18 April 2013 at the Reactor Institute of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, marking the growing importance of security on the global nuclear agenda. Five other European universities are also taking part in the programme: the University of Oslo, the Technical University of Vienna, the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" in Greece, and the University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute..." (IAEA)

Here the news by IAEA:

New Masters Programme in Nuclear Security is Launched at Delft University of Technology.

IAEA Activities in Nuclear Security.




- Developing Nuclear Security Management framework and teaching material.

- Education and training concepts in Nuclear Security.

- Part of European Master in Nuclear Security.

- Research on CyberDBT and Nuclear Security Cyber Regulations.

- ICS-SCADA security research and security training laboratory.

- Conducting IAEA IT/cyber security PDCs.

- Study on cybercrime and research on global cyber threats.

- Individual IT/cyber security trainings for experts in nuclear.



IAEA Material - Working on documents and educational material

- Developed textbook & teaching material for IT/cyber security.

- Reviewed NSS17 Computer Security at Nuclear Facilities.

- Reviewed ICSAS (International Computer Security Advisory Service) Guideline .

- Reviewed Guideline Protection and Confidentiality of Nuclear Security Information.

- Upcoming 2013: Nuclear Security Management (Teaching Material).


IT/Cyber Security PDC

IT/Cyber security pilot Professional Development Course (PDC) at Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences.

2 weeks: June and September 2012

14 participants from 8 countries

Supported by IAEA, Finland and UK

[article from Kings College London here]