Due to the recent terrorist threats and attacks as well as the global security challenges, the European Union needs to get a better understanding of terrorism, terrorism networks and recruitment pathways. Only by combining profound scientific knowledge with practical approaches and technological solutions, societies have the chance to fight terrorism.
At the same time, organized crime has become a problem and new forms have emerged due to technological developments (such as crime as a service). Hence, we also have to increase our insights and improve our capabilities for fighting and preventing organized and its drivers. At the same time, we also need to respect ethical issues and privacy. SYNYO has both experience and expertise on these issues, with a particular focus on cyber-related issues as well as on respective ethical questions.
Being a complex theme, safety and security research also needs to take further issues, such as natural disasters, major events, protest movements, emergencies, and the protection of the citizens from potential terrorist attacks or petty crimes. At SYNYO, security research combines both, the social science research and the technological analysis or assessment of technological approaches.
The team at SYNYO specializes in the design and implementation of user-friendly platforms for a diverse user groups involved in prevention, protection and responding to crime and terrorism. With expertise in criminology and sociology, SYNYO concentrates on developing unique visualizations of data and providing services for different users, including law enforcement agencies. Despite the opportunities, critical infrastructures and digital services are vulnerable. This can have significant consequences on the functioning of society, economic growth and the technological innovation potential of Europe. (Digital) security is a core field of SYNYO, where we can not only bring in knowledge on the technical aspects but combining it with social science expertise and research experience for developing tailored solutions.