NATO: Rethink - Realign - React

At the beginning of June, the NATO Summit took place in Warsow. With reference to this event, the Institute for Eastern Studies in Poland published a composition of essays. The BIGS participated in this with an essay by Tim Stuchtey "Absolute vs. Comparative Advantage of Defense Industries in NATO Countries”. 

The complete compilation can be found here.

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Policy Paper No.7

Cyber Insurance as a Contribution to IT Risk Management

Standpunkt zivile Sicherheit

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Security Management Education in Europe

As part of the fit4sec research team, Alexis Below conducted a survey across Europe in which he analyzed the status quo of European security management education.

The survey serves as exploratory research into current offerings and developments in tertiary security management education to provide new insights and ideas for further research to interested scholars, educators and practitioners in Germany and elsewhere.

The study finds that there is a small number of relatively young programs in each country often based at universities of applied sciences with a strong focus on vocational training. While participants’ backgrounds seem similar across countries, most programs are nationally oriented with little to no formal internationalization. The complete survey can be found here.

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Die Sicherheitswirtschaft in Deutschland 2015

The annual survey, conducted by BIGS, measuring the overall contribution of Germany's security industry for the contry's composite security level since 2012.

The results for 2015 show that the security industry grew faster than the overall German economy. The complete survey can be found here.

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fit4sec-Workshop on building consortia for security research within Horizon 2020

fit4sec-Workshop on building consortia for security research within Horizon 2020

In the context of fit4sec, the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) is responsible for organising and carrying out the specialist workshops on the formation of consortia for European security research (Horizon 2020 “Secure Societies”).

We are currently in the active process of building consortia, accompanied by workshops in Berlin on the following calls for tenders:

  • "Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe" - SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020 (Friday, the 23rd of February 2018)
  • "Cybersecurity preparedness - cyber range, simulation and economics" -SU-DS01-2018 (Monday, the 12th of March 2018)
  • "Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism"-SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020 (Thursday, the 12th of April)

We look forward to integrating you as an existing or new fit4sec partner into the consortium liaison process, depending on the relevance and focus of the topic. If you are interested, we will be pleased to send you an official invitation with an agenda for the ongoing events. Contacts: Dr. Caroline von der Heyden and Anna Peters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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