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.
Quelle: Freie Universität Berlin/scadacs.org
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.
- 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]bigs-potsdam.org.