After the dissolution of the Protection Commission at the Federal Ministry of the Interior in 2015, the network platform opens up a modern format for all those who want to continue to contribute in a scientific and independent manner to the continuous security improvement of critical infrastructures. Since the official launch of the network platform on 9 December 2016 in Mönchengladbach, there have been numerous specialist events and publications.
The initial idea to set up a network platform focusing on the topic of critical infrastructures emerged in 2016. Its foundation was based on years of intensive dialogue between Prof. Dr.-Ing René Treibert, who built up the Clavis Institute for Information Security at the Hochschule Niederrhein, and Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uli Barth, who heads the Chair of Methods in Safety Engineering/Accident Research in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering at the University of Wuppertal.