Current Projects

Current Projects

An overview of the current research projects of the BIGS – more information on the individual projects can be found on the corresponding project pages.

AI Rescue

Rescue services in Germany are part of the health sector and are divided into emergency rescue and patient transport. As a task of organised non-police emergency response and public services, the optimal use of limited resources is imperative. Optimal functioning along the rescue chain is subject to many challenges. Artificial intelligence can help to prepare decisions and process the available data.


The cash cycle must remain functional in the event of a crisis. BASIC develops a new security framework concept for this purpose. Together with relevant players such as the Deutsche Bundesbank, commercial banks, retailers and cash-in-transit companies, BIGS elaborates how the cycle can be maintained in the event of a breakdown in electronic communications and under difficult conditions.

Creation of Security Analyses in Saxon Municipalities

In this project, which is funded by the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, the BIGS is working together with the Neue Köhler Management Gesellschaft and the IABG to create and conduct citizen surveys. The aim of the project is to analyse the security situation in the Free State of Saxony and, in particular, to record the perception of security of the population living there. 


Since December 2018 the ITEA-3 Project CyberFactory#1  (CF#1) aims at designing, developing, integrating and demonstrating a set of key enabling capabilities to foster optimization and resilience of the Factories of the Future (FoF). BIGS is the leader of the task Impact Management and is within this task responsible for Community Management as well.

Fit4Sec / BERKoS

fit4sec is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the initiative “Deutsche Antragsteller fit für Europa”. The supportive action to “Building European Consortia for Security Research” serves as a community and technological-information sharing platform, specifically affording German participants necessary coping mechanisms to better support quality end-user orientation in European security research (Horizon 2020 “Secure Societies”).

IT Service Providers as Actors for Strengthning IT-Security at SMEs in Germany

Together with Neue Köhler Managementgesellschaft (NKMG), BIGS was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) in September 2019 to carry out a study on the topic of “IT Service Providers as Actors for Strengthening IT Security at SMEs in Germany". The HTW Berlin was commissioned as subcontractor to conduct qualitative and quantitative interviews with a selected number of IT service providers and SMEs. In a first step, the BIGS has prepared a market analysis which gives an overview of the relevant literature with reference to the supply and demand side of IT service providers with special regard to IT security.

The Hidden Cost of Untrusted Vendors in 5G Networks

5G is considered a transformative technology that will soon be the basis of a high increase in productivity. In the future, further services will emerge from this new generation of cellular systems due to increased capacity, high speeds and low latency. Many existing industries will digitalise an increasing share of their value chain and run production and services over these mobile networks, thereby making 5G networks a quasi-supercritical infrastructure. In this study, we reveal the hidden costs of these untrustworthy network vendors and, insofar as  possible, calculate the costs more precisely for four European countries (Germany, France, Italy, and Portugal).