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/



Senior or Junior Research Fellow HERMENEUT

The BIGS is searching for a Senior or Junior Research Fellow in a full time position until April, 30th 2019. Compensation is based on the German Public Service Labor Agreement TV-L Ost.

Area of expertise:

Within the Project HERMENEUT, the BIGS, in cooperation with ten associated partners in Belgium, France, Israel, Italy and Great Britain, aims at analyzing and modelling cyber risks from an economic perspective. Working language is English.

IT  security  and  risk  management  often  ignore  or  underestimate  the  human  factor  (psychological, behavioral,  societal,  organizational  and  economic  aspects)  in  the  identification  of  cyber-risks,  their quantitative  economic  impact  and  the  costs  of  countermeasures. Cyber-attacks can harm intangible assets like reputation, IPR, expertise, and know-how.  And  there  is  severe  imbalance  between  the efficiency of attacks and inadequate defenses, due in part to the lack of quantitative information for decision  makers  to  priorities  security  investments. To  foster  a  culture  of  risk  management  by  an individual  organization  or  a  complete  sector,  the  project  answers:  What  is  the  real  fallout  of  a  data compromise and the long-run consequences on associated assets? What are the losses for intangible assets? Do other type of attacks (beyond data breach) severely impact intangible and tangible assets? The project assesses vulnerabilities of organizations and corresponding tangible and intangible assets at risk, taking into account the business plans of the attacker, the commoditization level of the target organizations,  the  exposure  of  the  target  and  including  human  factors  as  well  as  estimating  the likelihood  that  a  potential  cyber-attack  exploits  identified  vulnerabilities.  Our  cyber-security  cost-benefit  approach  combines  integrated  assessment  of  vulnerabilities  and  their  likelihoods  with  an  innovative macro-and micro-economic model for intangible costs, delivering a quantitative estimation of the risks for an organization or a business sector and investment guidelines for mitigation measures. 11   partners   from   6   countries   deliver   an   innovative   methodology   and   advanced   macro-and microeconomic  models  and  make  it  available  to  the  European  research  community. The project implements its innovations in a decision support tool, tested with two users in healthcare and an IPR-intensive industry.


  • University education (at least M.A. or equivalent) with clear emphasis on economics, preferably with a doctorate
  • Knowledge in the field of cybersecurity and/or insurance industries
  • Knowledge in economic modelling
  • Familiarity with quantitative methods and applied econometrics
  • Skills with MS Office, preferably also familiarity with STATA and other programs
  • Experiences with (international) research projects
  • Fluent proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of German, French and Italian is not a requirement but an asset.

We offer:

  • An interesting, international research project in the field of civil security studies
  • Open-minded work environment with various possibilities to shape and develop yourcareer
  • An interdisciplinary and international team.
  • Flexible working hours

Please send your application to the following email address by March 31st 2017 tim.stuchtey[at]