Security technologies and related measures are implemented to mitigate likely risks from terrorist attacks and other threats, but these technologies and measures may compete with privacy and civil liberties. RAND Europe is participating in PACT, a 3-year EU-funded research project to assess existing knowledge about the relation between security and privacy; collect empirical evidence through a pan-European survey; and analyze the main factors that affect how the public perceives the security and privacy implications of security technology.
Defence and Security Research
The RAND Europe Defence & Security team conducts a broad range of research for policy makers in Europe and beyond. The RAND Corporation has long been recognized for its contributions to defence and security policy. RAND Europe furthers this tradition by offering a dedicated research team with wide-ranging expertise, covering key defence issues such as equipment acquisition and personnel policy, and security issues ranging from those in the domestic arena to those that are international concerns.
Our research is organised in four areas:
- Cyber security and information assurance
- Defence policy, acquisition and defence industrial issues
- Evaluation of complex defence programmes
- Terrorism, security and resilience
More information about each is available in the Filter by Topic section below.
Research on Cyber Security and Information Assurance
Cyber Security and Information Assurance
RAND Europe has conducted a range of research in various domains relating to cyber space. We have an established track record of advising policymakers in a range of areas to help formulate policy relating to cyber space.
Research on Defence Policy, Acquisition and the Defence Industrial Base
Defence Policy, Acquisition and the Defence Industrial Base
RAND Europe offers a wide range of expertise in the areas of strategy and concepts, force planning, procurement, industrial base and military operations.
Research Evaluating Complex Defence Programmes
Evaluating Complex Defence Programmes
RAND Europe has expertise in setting evaluation frameworks and metrics to help maximise value for money of large programmes through appropriate approaches, incentives and governance structures.
Research on Terrorism, Security and Resilience
Terrorism, Security and Resilience
RAND Europe provides wide-ranging work to clients at both national government and EU levels on the topics of intolerance, counter-violent extremism, counterterrorism, cyber-security, operational information-sharing, counter-insurgency, and stabilisation.