Lagebild zum Hackerangriff auf Telekomgeräte

Unsere Partner von der FU Berlin im Projekt RiskViz haben zum aktuellen Angriff auf die Router der Telekom ein detailliertes Lagebild erstellt. Nach den USA ist Deutschland am Häufigsten betroffen. Details des Lagebildes und weitere Karten können bei der FU eingesehen werden.

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Quelle: Freie Universität Berlin/scadacs.org

About

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Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security

The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) is an independent, non-partisan non-profit institute in Potsdam with the mission of building bridges between theory and practice to improve research in civil security through a multi- and interdisciplinary approach.

When founded in 2010, there was no research institute which filled the need for multi- and interdisciplinary research on security issues. A gap that BIGS has aimed to fill. Research at the institute seeks to analyse security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and to supply needed insights into these issues, while at the same time strengthening Germany's broader security architecture over the long term.

By bringing together domestic and international multipliers from politics, the business sector, public administration, the media and academia, BIGS develops innovative strategies and solutions for contemporary civil security challenges and respective research questions. These multidisciplinary efforts are reflected in the institute's s teaching activities for students and young scholars in cooperation with the University of Potsdam, the institute's publications as well as conferences and workshops.

Research Focus

A classical think tank lies at the core of the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS), in which scholars from various disciplinary and institutional backgrounds work together on socially-relevant questions of civil security. In doing so, they produce analyses and recommendations about threat potentials, avoidance strategies and countermeasures, and the market for security technologies and services. They identify the need for institutional change and develop scenarios as the basis for preparing for eventual attacks and catastrophes. View the BIGS' Publications, and the sections on Current Projects and Completed Projects for further details.

Research at BIGS also looks at questions how society perceives and deals with risk. The philosophical, cultural, economic and political backgrounds and contexts are analysed within in this broader context. In addition to this research on values, ethics and cultural norms with respect to security issues and their implications for security technology and policy, BIGS seeks to develop policy strategies to overcome the existing triangle of tension between freedom, security and social justice.

Structures & Governance

The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security was formed as a cooperative venture by the University of Potsdam and UP Transfer GmbH, owned by the university, as well as the private corporations Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, IABG and Rolls-Royce.

Financial and corporate affairs, as well as strategic decisions, are managed by the administrative board, which is elected for this purpose by the annual meeting of the institute's members.

The administrative board is made up of the following members:
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dieter Wagner (University of Potsdam)
Deputy Chairman: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schraut (Airbus)
Other Board members: Christian Köhler (IABG), Rolf Neumann (Rolls-Royce)

BIGS is headed by an Executive Director, Dr. Tim Stuchtey. In addition to the institute's management, currently nine research fellows investigate questions of civil security.

For further details, see section Management & Fellows

Partners and Friends

 

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The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) cooperates with various partners at the local, national and international level.

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