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.

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


Kosten der Gewalt gegen polizeiliche Einsatzkräfte

  • October 2020
  • Johannes Rieckmann
  • Perspectives on Homeland Security Nummer 11

Violent clashes between law enforcement officers and their so-called police counterparts are frequent and harmful. Both in the context of everyday services such as traffic controls, as well as in […]


Cybersicherheit als Katalysator für Innovation und Wachstum

  • February 2020
  • Wolfgang Bretschneider, Johannes Rieckmann, Tim H. Stuchtey, Alexander Szanto
  • Contribution

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. […]