• Vacancy: Student Research Assistant

    We are looking for a student research assistant (mini-job for 10 hours/week) to work on various research projects. The main tasks include supporting the quantification of research results, as well as the preparation of scientific analyses and policy papers.

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  • Analysis: Dark Crypto

    Blockchain technology and the cryptocurrencies based on it offer significant innovation potential for business and society. However, cryptocurrencies have at the same time become the primary payment method for certain criminal activities. In a study for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Johannes Rieckmann and Tim Stuchtey provide an overview of the illegal uses of cryptocurrencies and formulate policy recommendations to limit their misuse.

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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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