The Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures develops suitable methods and instruments to detect threats to critical infrastructures at an early stage, to evaluate them and to be able to take appropriate defensive measures. The Institute works together with research institutes from all of DLR's research programmes. The possibility of networking with other DLR scientists from the fields of space, aeronautics, energy, transport, security and digitalisation is one of its strengths.
Institute for the Protection of Terrestrial Infrastructures
Critical-infrastructures (KRITIS)The research and development activities carried out at the new institute in Rhein-Sieg-Kreis will focus on the protection of critical infrastructure. This includes infrastructure in the transport and energy sectors, without which society simply could not prosper and the economy would cease to be competitive. The world is becoming increasingly digitalised and connected, making it vital to monitor security and protection aspects in all their complexity, interactions and variability, conduct assessments using digital twins, and ensure security throughout the entire lifecycle.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard HoffschmidtFounding DirectorGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)
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