Policy Paper No.7

Cyber Insurance as a Contribution to IT Risk Management

WISIND – The Security Indicator for Germany

WISIND - The Security Indicator for Germany

In cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) BIGS developed between 2012 and 2015 a system of indicators to measure the level of “civil” security in Germany. This project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Security Indicator for Germany was constructed by using two composite indicators Security Threats and Security Provision. The intensity of objective crime threat – including the darkfield – was contrasted with the subjective perception of the population. The results were displayed spatially on various aggregate levels, all the way down to district level.

For further information on WISIND please visit the dedicated project website: www.sicherheitsindikator.de.