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Digital Society Institute (DSI)

Who we are

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) was founded in 2016 with a mission to bridge technology and society through research that places security and privacy at the center while considering social, business, legal and economic needs. In the short period of existence, DSI has become a trusted source for guidance on technological growth, ethics, and tech forecasting.

What we do

DSI researchers are permanent author to both academic journals and leading press. We conduct a number of research projects and work with companies as well as public institutions. The DSI hosts a large number of workshops on the latest technological subjects for both industry and the public, including topics such as: artificial intelligence, digital platforms, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Our flagship annual conference, brings in leading international speakers and hundreds of attendees from diverse backgrounds.

DSI in the news

Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin and Le CNAM to collaborate in cybersecurity research

March 16, 2020 | Press information
The DSI at ESMT Berlin and the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers Security and Defense Research Laboratory (CNAM EESD) in Paris have agreed to a four-year partnership.

"Kein Lösegeld für Hacker"

March 4, 2020 | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Martin Schallbruch, deputy director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT, is quoted on cyber attacks on public institutions.

"Hier hat sich Huawei längst smart eingeschleust"

January 14, 2020 | WirtschaftsWoche
Martin Schallbruch was quoted in Wirtschaftswoche in an article about Huawei's development of smart cities in Germany.
Statement by S. Gaycken Bundestag
Cybersecurity in Germany
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Deutscher Bundestag

"Resilienz von Demokratien im digitalen Zeitalter..." Statement on the digital vulnerability of EU democracies

by Dr. Sandro Gaycken (Director, DSI)
Book

"Cybersecurity in Germany"

by Martin Schallbruch and Isabel Skierka
Denk ich an Deutschland-Konferenz

"Denk ich an Digitalisierung: Kann Europa den Anschluss schaffen, ohne seine Werte zu verraten?"

hosted by Martin Schallbruch (Deputy Director, DSI)
New Book by Dr. Sandro Gaycken

Cyber Defense - Policies, Operations and Capacity Building

The book serves as a unique reference for some of the most pressing challenges related to the implementation of effective cyber defense policy at a technical and operational level.

Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

Keynote by Evgeny Morozov

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Contact

Digital Society Institute
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231-1374
Fax: +49 30 21231-9
E-Mail: dsi@esmt.org