Our Vision

Cyber security must know no borders. We need worldwide collaboration and cooperation in order to defend institutions, governments, and organizations against cyber-crimes.

About us

The Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) is a scientific institute of the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. It was founded in 2012 with the aim of carrying out international competence and capacity building in the context of cyber security in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Nowadays, The Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) provides advice, international education and training concepts, and contributes in research projects in the areas of digital, cyber, and nuclear security. We believe that people make the difference as to whether or not security works. That is why we put great emphasis on capacity building, collaboration, and sharing experiences worldwide.

Vacancy: We are looking for you!

Personal Assistant to the Director (m/f/d)

Ettlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Hybrid - part time)

We are a young and open-minded team looking for someone to support our director in the following tasks:

  • Reliable office management
  • Supporting the managing director in efficient scheduling and travel planning
  • Multi-project management with project controlling and resource planning
  • Independent preparation and consolidation of presentations and evaluations
  • Support in the organization of events
  • Support in preparation of tenders, interface with accounting and customers
  • Maintenance and responsibility of the Customer Relations Management System

Skills we are looking for – next to being an open-minded person who values a family-like and respectful atmosphere at the workplace:

  • Very good and fluent communication skills in German and English, both written and spoken
  • You enjoy contributing to a team-oriented environment (start-up atmosphere)
  • Your appearance is friendly, open-minded, disciplined and assertive
  • You are a contact person and a calming influence for our young, committed and diverse team.
  • You quickly learn and have a structured, punctual and independent way of working.
  • You have at least 3-5 years of professional experience in a comparable position
  • You have profound project management experience
  • Loyalty and confidentiality with sensitive data are self-evident for you
  • Sales and marketing affinity would be desirable

In addition to many insights in cyber security, this is what we offer:

  • Permanent employment contract on a part-time basis (20 – 30 hours per week)
  • Pleasant working atmosphere, respectful cooperation, flat hierarchy and an open-minded working atmosphere
  • Performance-related pay with individual additional benefits
  • Flexible working time models, work-life balance, home office option
  • Active work-life balance (high proportion of mothers)
  • Regular team events
  • Coffee and drinks, as well as healthy and sweet treats are available free of charge
  • COVID-compliant safety and hygiene concept


Explore our website  to understand what the Institute is about. If this sounds interesting to you please send us your application to career@uniss.org. We are looking forward to getting in touch with you!

In Memoriam:

Guido Gluschke 1965-2021

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Guido Gluschke - founder and director of Institute for Security and Safety - passed away in August 2021 at the age of 56. With him, we not only lose a highly esteemed supervisor and colleague, whom we will miss with his open and friendly attitude, but also a highly respected expert and visionary, with an inexhaustible knowledge in the field of cyber security. We will do our utmost to continue his work and ideas and carry them forward in his spirit. He was a role model and friend for many who crossed his path. We will therefore continue and advance all collaborations and visions for more cybersecurity worldwide.

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2nd ISS Automotive Security Expert Dialogue

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