Modern democratic societies are based on the free movement of information, people and goods. In the past years the awareness of the vulnerability of our society against new threats such as terrorist and cyberspace attacks has risen. As a consequence many measures have been taken in order to improve civil security from several points of view. Amongst these are increased research and development efforts. Examples are the security research program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science and the "7th Framework Programme of the European Commission", which has a focus on security research. Despite this, security research is a very diverse field and characterized by many different stakeholders in industry, public research organizations and universities. Until now there is no established security research community or a dedicated university program in security research with strong technological orientation.
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Coordinatorof the Research SchoolDörthe ThielInst. of Planetary ResearchExperimental PlanetaryPhysics Tel.: +49 30 67055-582 Fax: +49 30 67055-507doerthe.thiel[at]dlr.de