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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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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Aktuelles PizzaSeminar

Hereby, we want to invite you to a presentation and discussion of preliminary results of the project

 CyberFactory#1 (CF#1).

CF#1 is an international ITEA project addressing opportunities and threats for the Factory of the Future (FoF). The event will be held in English and hereafter you will find more details. I would be delighted, if you could join us for this occasion.

Partners of the project will present and discuss preliminary project results of the defined use cases and possible misuse cases by executing risk assessments to identify threats for the FoF and consequently determine misuse cases to the FoF, which need to be addressed by new or additional security solutions.

We would like to cordially invite you to this presentation and discussion. The seminar will take place 

on October 23rd from noon to 2:30 pm

Introduction to the project will be given by

Adrien Bécue, Project Leader & Head of Innovation and R&T, Airbus Defence and Space Cybersecurity, France

The presentation will be given by

José Antonio Rivero, R&T, R&D and Automation, Industrial Means Engineering Department, Airbus Defence and Space, Spain
Murat Lostar, founder and CEO, Lostar Information Security (tbc)
Elham Mirzaei, Robotics Engineer, R&D Department, InSystems Automation GmbH
Matthias Glawe, Security Engineer ICS, Airbus Cyber Security

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Tim Stuchtey, BIGS Executive Director.

Pizza will be served during the event. We hope you are able to join us for this conversation. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 21th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.We look forward to seeing you there.