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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Wachstum und Veränderung im Zeichen der Digitalisierung

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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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CyberSecurityForum 2019

BIGS and the Aspen Institute Germany and the Ministry of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration of Baden-Württemberg cordially invite you to their high-level conference


CyberSecurityForum 2019


May 16-17, 2019

at the

Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the

Federal Government in Berlin.



The internet is the nerve system of European social, economic and political life. Today frontier tech - like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the internet of things, block chain technology, sensors and robotics - are joining legacy online activity like social media and e-commerce to rewire the way we organize information, markets, finances, elections, friendships, even physical spaces.

Against this backdrop, Europeans and Americans are in a daily struggle with an ecosystem of organized crime syndicates, hacktivists, intelligence services, viruses, malicious states, terrorists and rogue hackers.

The Berlin CyberSecurityForum will bring together European, American and international policy makers, legislators, engineers, hackers, civil society, academics and representatives of the business, privacy and security communities to discuss the challenges of today and tomorrow in keeping our digital space secure.

If you wish to participate, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Confirmed high-level speakers you will find here.