• CESifo Working Paper

    The issue of internal security has become increasingly complex over the past decades. The question arises as to how responsibility for security can be allocated between the public sector and the private sector. This is where the CESifo Working Paper by Wolfgang Bretschneider, Andreas Freytag, Johannes Rieckmann and Tim H. Stuchtey comes in, offering an institutional economics concept based on the division of provision and production.

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  • CyberFactory#1 wins ITEA Award

    CyberFactory#1, an international ITEA3 project, was selected as winner of the ITEA Award of Excellence 2022 for Business Impact! In the recently completed project, BIGS was the leader of the Impact Management work package. The ITEA Awards of Excellence are presented annually to outstanding projects. In 2022, in addition to the Cyberfcatory#1 project, three other projects were selected. The awards will be presented at the ITEA family reunion on September 15, 2022.

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  • New BIGS Essence

    In a BIGS essence, Johannes Rieckmann and Tim Stuchtey have shown how expensive Germany's long-standing economic ties with Russia are today in view of the war of aggression in Ukraine. Very conservatively estimated, we are talking about at least €200 billion per year. The study is mentioned in the print edition of DIE WELT p. 2&3 of 01.06.2022 as well as in the online edition:

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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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