New research project on behalf of cybercrime

As of 01.12.2017, the research project Cyberattacks against companies has started at KFN. On the basis of an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the fields of computer science, criminology, sociology and economics, the project of the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) and the research center L3S of the Leibniz University Hanover aims to assess the situation of IT security relating to cyberattacks in Germany and develop recommendations for action by companies and state authorities.

Within the framework of the project, a representative survey of 5,000 companies in Germany will be conducted. Among other things, these findings will be used to develop an online platform that will enable small and medium-sized enterprises to make an initial assessment of their own cyber-threat exposure and receive further help.