Security research aims to create new solutions that help law enforcement agencies, enhance public safety and maintain a balance between security and freedom.
The goal of security research is to develop innovative solutions able to assist Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in their everyday tasks, to increase the citizens’ feeling of security while maintaining a good balance between security and freedom. Focus areas include but are not limited to protecting critical infrastructures and reacting to natural and man-made disasters, preventing and investigating organized crime and terrorism, improving border security, digital security, privacy and data protection.
Research in these areas includes the development of new technologies and products to meet the needs of security practitioners, and requires understanding of phenomena such as violent radicalization and the development of more effective policies and interventions. Success in security research depends on interdisciplinary projects, knowledge transfer to the general public, social science research on data protection and ethics and transparency.
VCL has been a key-role partner in several security projects, conducting research and development of novel and efficient security technologies. More specifically, VCL’s goal is to offer: