In­sti­tute for the Pro­tec­tion of Ter­res­tri­al In­fras­truc­tures

Critical-infrastructures KRITIS
Crit­i­cal-in­fras­truc­tures (KRI­TIS)
Credit: DLR

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.

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.

  • Michael Langerbeins
    Act­ing head of in­sti­tute
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute for the Pro­tec­tion of Ter­res­tri­al In­fras­truc­tures
    Telephone: +49 2241 20148 00
    Rathausallee 12
    53757 St. Augustin
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