Esther Kern

Esther Kern

Esther Kern joined BIGS in August 2019 as a Research Fellow. Primarily, she is responsible for the BIGS contribution to the international ITEA3-project CyberFactory#1. The aim of the project is the development of key capabilities for threats and chances of the Factory of the Future. Additionally, she contributes to the project BASIC

In her bachelor’s degree, she studied political science and history at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and in Connecticut, US. Subsequently, Esther earned her master’s degree in North American Studies at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institute at Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on foreign and security policy. Her research focuses on the connection between technology and security, in particular in the areas of cyber and space security.

Esther gained first working experiences among others at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington D.C. Prior to joining BIGS, she worked as a project manager for an European election campaign.

Latest Publications:

BASIC – Ergebnisse der Befragung der Geld- und Wertdienstleister

in: Der Sicherheitsdienst, Ausgabe 02/2021, S. 64-67

IT-Dienstleister als Akteure zur Stärkung der IT-Sicherheit bei KMU in Deutschland

Together with Neue Köhler Managementgesellschaft (NKMG) and the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW), BIGS has conducted a study funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) […]

Zuverlässig auch in der Krise

in: Protector, Ausgabe 12/2020, S. 54-55

Wirtschafts- und Sicherheitspolitische Aspekte eines flächendeckenden deutschen Glasfasernetzes

How important is a nationwide fiber optic network for Germany from an economic and security policy perspective? In this study, Esther Kern, Johannes Rieckmann, Tim Stuchtey and Alexander Szanto on […]

European Cyber Security Month: A review of Cybersecurity Policy in the EU

in: PolisBlog, Polis180 e.V.