• Welcome to our new website!

    During times of working from home and self-isolation we took the time to update the look of our web presence. We welcome any feedback at info[at]bigs-potsdam.org.

  • Latest Study

    The BIGS was commissioned by the Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (Expert Commission for Research and Innovation (EFI)) to conduct a study on the connection between cyber security and economic growth. In this study, the authors examine, on the one hand, whether a lack of cybersecurity is an obstacle to general economic growth [...]

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  • Latest Perspectives on Homeland Security

    "Wertediskurs anstatt Vermittlung" - Building on the concept of a “safe space”, this model project developed a dialogue platform at eye level, which was intended to facilitate an emphatic discourse on values. In this environment, intercultural coexistence on various [...]

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Economics of Security

The economics of security examines the provision of scarce goods and services that contribute to the state of security in a particular place. Security is defined as a function of Threat and Protection, with Security decreasing in the former and increasing in the latter.* This broad definition** encompasses […]

Cyber Security

BIGS is particularly dedicated to the economic and social dimensions within the research field of cyber security. Although cooperation between government, business and science regarding cyber security is improving on the national as well as international level, there is still […]

Capacity Building for the European Security Research

Besides participating in European security research projects itself, BIGS has also developed an expertise in capacity building in the respective field. As a core partner in the supportive action fit4sec for many years, we are involved in partner management of the growing fit4sec-network […]

The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security

The Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS) is an independent, non-partisan non-profit institute in Potsdam with the mission of building bridges between theory and practice to improve research in civil security through a multi- and interdisciplinary approach. Research at the institute seeks to analyze security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and to supply needed insights into these issues, while at the same time strengthening Germany’s broader security architecture over the long term.

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