Research

Our research focuses on civilian and homeland security issues. From counter-terrorism and intelligence policies to social resilience and economic aspects of security, BIGS takes on topics that are at the center of the enduring conflict between liberty, security and prosperity. We analyze homeland security policies from a local (i.e. Brandenburg), German as well as an international perspective.

Die Rolle des Bargelds aus sozioökonomischer Perspektive in Not- und Krisenfällen

  • June 2022
  • Paul Glöckner, Esther Kern, Johannes Rieckmann
  • Number 13 Perspectives on Homeland Security
  • BASIC – Resilience of Cash Supply – Security Concepts for Emergency and Crisis Situations

For years, cash has been steadily declining in importance as a means of payment, while non-cash payment systems and alternative forms of money are gaining in importance in today’s society. […]

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Cyberangriffe auf deutsche Kommunen im Jahr 2021

  • March 2022
  • Esther Kern
  • BIGS Essence Number 19

2021 was not a particularly good year for the IT departments of German municipalities. This brief study examines 27 cyberattacks on German municipal administrations in the period January to December […]

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BASIC – Grundlagenarbeit zur Projekthalbzeit abgeschlossen

  • December 2021
  • Tim Hageney, Esther Kern, Kirsten Wiegand
  • Contribution
  • BASIC – Resilience of Cash Supply – Security Concepts for Emergency and Crisis Situations

in: DSD – Der Sicherheitsdienst. Fachmagazin für die Sicherheitswirtschaft, Ausgabe 04/2021, S. 56-58

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Teamwork ist entscheidend

  • October 2021
  • Esther Kern
  • Contribution
  • BASIC – Resilience of Cash Supply – Security Concepts for Emergency and Crisis Situations

in: Protector, Ausgabe 11/2021, S. 58-59

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

  • April 2021
  • Esther Kern, Christian Köhler, Steffen Kolb, Charmaine Rickerson, Philip Steinkrüger, Tim H. Stuchtey, Alexander Szanto, Ortwin Wohlrab
  • BIGS Study Number 8
  • 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) […]

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Zuverlässig auch in der Krise

  • December 2020
  • Esther Kern
  • Contribution
  • BASIC – Resilience of Cash Supply – Security Concepts for Emergency and Crisis Situations

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

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